The Cuyahoga River Valley
Twenty-two miles of the Cuyahoga River wind and weave through the Cuyahoga Valley, forming the backbone of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The river, with its associated riparian habitat, is just one element of the park’s habitat mosaic. From deciduous mixed-mesophytic forests to wetland habitats, from currently cultivated agricultural lands to older field habitats in various stages of succession, the park’s habitats provide opportunities for plants and animals to flourish.
The parks proximity to urban areas, long history of use, and high visitation make it vulnerable to a variety of environmental concerns.
Natural History Topics
Learn about the spectacular wildlife, botanical, and astronomical observations occurring each month.
A Poetic Inventory
The National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park have a long standing partnership with the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University. Our current collaboration is a Poetic Inventory of all the life forms that make our park their home. This project was inspired by the 2016 Bioblitz held in Cuyahoga Valley as part of the National Park Service Centennial.
Science and Research in National Parks
Last updated: February 15, 2022