Cleveland Museum of Natural History Center of Conservation & Biodiversity

The Center for Conservation & Biodiversity unites the Museum’s conservation-related activities to further the protection and stewardship of the region’s native biodiversity. Since its early efforts in the mid-1950s by then-Museum director William Scheele, the Museum has evolved into a conservation leader in the region by continuing to find and acquire natural areas, caring for existing properties with an active stewardship program and assisting other nonprofit conservation organizations with scientific assessments of projects.

The Natural Areas program began in 1965, and currently protects more than 6,000 acres, including several conservation easements for S+W across Northeast Ohio.