The Forum on Local Natural History and Research, January 28, expands on the Oak Openings Research Forum held for many years and now includes presentations on a broader array of topics.
Research and Monitoring
Research helps guide management and policy decisions that protect habitats and wildlife.
Northwest Ohio is home to an unparalleled variety of habitats that are home a wide array of plants, animals and wildlife. Metroparks, often in conjunction with statewide conservation organizations, conduct a number of research and monitoring projects in order to identify and protect rare and imperiled plants and animals within the park lands.
By collaborating with trained researchers and with the help of citizen scientist-volunteers, we have access to reliable scientific information that we use to help guide adaptive management actions for the successful preservation of our natural habitats.
Permits are required when conducting research on Metroparks property. To request an application, please email Karen Menard at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (419) 407-9705. For more information, visit our research permits page.
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The Metroparks Vernal Pool Monitoring Program raises public awareness about the existence of vernal pools and their importance to local biodiversity, allows people to participate in a field-research based program, and establishes baseline information about the overall biodiversity for a selected vernal pool.