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    Cuyahoga Valley

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  • Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure

    A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »

  • Plateau Trail Partial Closure

    The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »

  • Bald Eagle Closure in Effect Until July 31, 2014

    Returning bald eagles are actively tending to last year's nest within the Pinery Narrows area in CVNP. To protect the eagles from human disturbance, the area surrounding the nest tree will be closed until July 31, 2014. More »

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) Bridge Construction Closures

    Rockside and Canal Visitor Center boarding sites will be closed through Apr 27. From Jan 18 - Mar 16, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Brecksville stations. From Mar 22 - Apr, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Peninsula. More »

  • Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!

    Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.

  • Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake

    Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to survey the fish community in VK Lake as scheduled. Our survey partners (ODNR) will not be able to get into the lake until early spring of 2014. Therefore, the closure on fishing will remain in effect. More »

Public Open House Announced for Fire Management Plan

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Date: January 25, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)

Brecksville, Ohio - The National Park Service (NPS) will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. on January 31, 2013, at the Boston Store Visitor Center, in order to seek public input on issues related to fire management at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Boston Store Visitor Center is located at 1550 Boston Mills Road in Peninsula, 44264.

The NPS is updating its current Fire Management Plan to comply with policy and provide long-term direction for wildland-fire response, fire prevention, and use of prescribed fire. The proposed plan includes potential use of prescribed fire at two additional sites to improve habitat and manage burnable fuels. The two locations include the former Richfield Coliseum site in Richfield Township and the Terra Vista Natural Study Area in the Village of Valley View.

The public can also provide input and find details about the planning process and other information online at the NPS's Planning Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/cuva. Click on "Fire Management Plan" to access information about the planning process. The public is encouraged to provide comments via the PEPC website but also may submit written comments by mail to Superintendent, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 15610 Vaughn Road, Brecksville, Ohio 44141, attention: Fire Management Plan. Comments will be accepted until February 15, 2013.

For more information, please contact Chris Davis at 330-342-0764 x5 or e-mail us.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752.

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Did You Know?

Aerial view of the winding Cuyahoga River.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park's namesake river flows north and south. The Cuyahoga River begins its 100 mile journey in Geauga County, flows south to Cuyahoga Falls where it turns sharply north and flows through CVNP. American Indians referred to the U-shaped river as Cuyahoga or "crooked river."