Backyard Soil Health Indicators

Ten tests you can do in your own garden with simple handmade tools to test for soil health in addition to the chemical tests.

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City of Cleveland Office of Sustainability

Cleveland Metroparks

Community Riparian and Wetland Guidance

This booklet provides information about wetlands and riparian areas and guidance to help community leaders protect these sensitive areas through community ordinances. (PDF - 3,404 KB)

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Conservation Easements

Cuyahoga SWCD holds nearly 300 acres of selected wetlands and riparian lands in conservation easements. A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust, private non-profit organization, or a government agency (Cuyahoga SWCD) that limits certain land uses while protecting others. Landowners retain the title and certain rights to the property, but not in ways that infringe upon the conservation easement agreement.

Conservation Easements - Leave It Natural

Information on the benefits of conserving property via conservation easment.

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Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

Cuyahoga County Wetlands Inventory and Report

Cuyhaoga SWCD hired Davey Resource Group in 2006 to conduct an inventory of wetlands in Cuyahoga County. With assistance from Davey Resource Group, the remaining wetlands were mapped. This information is useful for communities, and a tool to help protect the last remaining wetlands in the county. The following information is a Cuyahoga countywide map and the full report in .pdf format for you to download.