Cleveland Museum of Natural History

“The Young Forest Project is a perfect match for our organization," says David Kriska, Wildlife Diversity Coordinator for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. "Many of the threatened and endangered species targeted for protection by the Museum's Natural Areas program thrive in or require early successional habitat during some stage of their lives. Harris’s checkerspot, an endangered butterfly species we’re targeting for restoration, requires wet meadow habitats, which spotted turtles and woodcock also need. We see the Young Forest Project as a natural partnership offering a win-win situation for both wildlife and conservation.” The Cleveland Museum of Natural History works to inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, and the fostering of health and leadership to a sustainable future.