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Geauga Park District (GPD) owns and/or manages close to 10,000 acres of land within Geauga County. One the most important responsibilities entrusted to GPD is to ensure that future generations of people will have the same opportunities to appreciate the natural heritage of Ohio as we do, while ensuring properly functioning ecosystems for native wildlife. With this public trusted ownership comes the necessity of responsible land and water stewardship. This is more technically termed: natural resource management.

What is Natural Resource Management? It is the management and conservation of land, water, plants and animals while ensuring proper use and biological/ecological integrity. This work includes some of the following:

  1. Inventorying, surveying, monitoring and evaluating natural resources
  2. Balancing the needs of all users with that of the environment
  3. Habitat manipulation and restoration activities
  4. Conserving and protecting native biodiversity (both common and rare species)
  5. Communicating/recommending strategies for the proper use, preservation, protection and enhancement of natural systems


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Small
Research Grants

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Projects

Research
Results

Restoration
Projects

Management

Volunteer Opportunities

Cover Letter (2017)

&
Rules/Guidelines (2017)

Ohio Native
Brook Trout

Birds & Project Feederwatch

Vernal Pool &
Wetland Creation

Fisheries

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Suggested Projects (2017)

Virginia &
Sora Rails

Odonata
(Dragonflies & Damselflies)

Orchard Hills
Park

Controlled
Burning

Citizen Science

Sample Contract

Snakes

BioBlitz

Frohring
Meadows

Invasive
Species

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Coyotes

Butterflies

Fireweed Introduction

Property Management
Plans

 

Past Grants

 

Observatory
Park

Silver Creek

 

 

 

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