Cuyahoga SWCD holds nearly 300 acres of selected wetlands and riparian lands in conservation easements. A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust, private non-profit organization, or a government agency (Cuyahoga SWCD) that limits certain land uses while protecting others. Landowners retain the title and certain rights to the property, but not in ways that infringe upon the conservation easement agreement.
Historical aerial photographs for the years 1951, 1959, 1977 and 1988 have been scanned and are accessible through the Cleveland Public Library. Aerial Photos of Cuyahoga County are online for the years 1978, 1991, 1994 will not be available on line, but can be viewed at the Main Library in downtown Cleveland. Cuyahoga County Engineers also have aerial photographs for 1949, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2006. They can be reached at 216-348-3800
Click here for aerial photos of Cuyahoga County
Scroll down towards the bottom of this page to "Websites" and the aerials are towards the bottom. The 1979s will be added at a later date.
For more information:
Thomas Edwards, GISP
Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Avenue
Cleveland OH 44114
http://cpl.org/Research/PopularTopics/Maps.aspx and scroll down the page to websites for a listing of the aerial maps.