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Portage Escarpment Ravine Preserves in Euclid, OH
 

Portage Escarpment Ravine Preserves in Euclid, OH

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Provides reasons for restoring urban streams in Euclid OH, an inner ring suburb of Cleveland OH. Describes how to create Portage Escarpment Ravine Preserves on small Lake Erie tributaries east of ...

Provides reasons for restoring urban streams in Euclid OH, an inner ring suburb of Cleveland OH. Describes how to create Portage Escarpment Ravine Preserves on small Lake Erie tributaries east of Cleveland. The streams, called "Escarpment Runs," drain the face of the Portage Escarpment. Describes Escarpment Ravines and buried Lake Plain Corridors. Links with other Bluestone Heights slideshare presentations on urban stream restoration in Euclid, OH.

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    Portage Escarpment Ravine Preserves in Euclid, OH Portage Escarpment Ravine Preserves in Euclid, OH Presentation Transcript

    • With healthy, vibrant streams Creating Portage Escarpment Ravine Preserves Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • With healthy, vibrant streams Creating Portage Escarpment Ravine Preserves The Portage Escarpment is the hill above Euclid Avenue. Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • With healthy, vibrant streams Creating Portage Escarpment Ravine Preserves The Portage Escarpment is the hill above Euclid Avenue. On the hill, beautiful forested ravines have escaped development. Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • With healthy, vibrant streams Creating Portage Escarpment Ravine Preserves The Portage Escarpment is the hill above Euclid Avenue. On the hill, beautiful forested ravines have escaped development. As we shift to sustainable concepts of development … Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • With healthy, vibrant streams Creating Portage Escarpment Ravine Preserves The Portage Escarpment is the hill above Euclid Avenue. On the hill, beautiful forested ravines have escaped development. As we shift to sustainable concepts of development … Let’s protect these features as Escarpment Ravine Preserves. Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Escarpment Ravine Preserves Portage Escarpment (aerial photograph) Euclid’s Portage Escarpment face has been too steep to build upon. Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Escarpment Ravine Preserves Portage Escarpment (aerial photograph) Euclid’s Portage Escarpment face has been too steep to build upon. The slope thus has a great amount of clear greenspace. Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Escarpment Ravine Preserves Portage Escarpment (aerial photograph) Euclid’s Portage Escarpment face has been too steep to build upon. The slope thus has a great amount of clear greenspace. Urban shrinkage relieves development pressure and has made for easier access to the area. Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Escarpment Ravine Preserves Portage Escarpment (shaded elevation) Deep ravines harbor much of the greenspace. Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Escarpment Ravine Preserves Portage Escarpment (shaded elevation) Deep ravines harbor much of the greenspace. The ravines are crucial features of Euclidian place and vital to our ecological health. Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Escarpment Ravine Preserves Portage Escarpment (shaded elevation) Deep ravines harbor much of the greenspace. The ravines are crucial features of Euclidian place and vital to our ecological health. Let’s create ravine preserves Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Escarpment Ravine Preserves Escarpment Ravine Preserves A series of preserves will help reinvigorate Euclid nature and provide basic ecological services. Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Escarpment Ravine Preserves Escarpment Ravine Preserves A series of preserves will help reinvigorate Euclid nature and provide basic ecological services. Richmond Heights already has two such natural areas. Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Summarizing the argument for Escarpment Ravine Preserves Euclid has Escarpment Ravines Source areas for streams leading down to Lake Erie Channels that maintain eco-functions & place richness © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Summarizing the argument for Escarpment Ravine Preserves Euclid has Escarpment Ravines Source areas for streams leading down to Lake Erie Channels that maintain eco-functions & place richness They lie in Vacant parcels Un-built due to steepness © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Summarizing the argument for Escarpment Ravine Preserves Euclid has Escarpment Ravines Source areas for streams leading down to Lake Erie Channels that maintain eco-functions & place richness They lie in Vacant parcels Un-built due to steepness Let’s make Escarpment Ravine Preserves Acquire foreclosed and tax-delinquent vacant parcels Legislate to keep ravine parcels free of building © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Summarizing the argument for Escarpment Ravine Preserves Euclid has Escarpment Ravines Source areas for streams leading down to Lake Erie Channels that maintain eco-functions & place richness They lie in Vacant parcels Un-built due to steepness Let’s make Escarpment Ravine Preserves Acquire foreclosed and tax-delinquent vacant parcels Legislate to keep ravine parcels free of building Turn vacant parcels toward ecosystem service Protect/enhance local waterways and Lake Erie © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Escarpment Ravine Preserves Escarpment Ravine Preserves Following are outlines of four possible preserves in Euclid and the two extant reserves in Richmond Heights. Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Escarpment Ravine Preserves Escarpment Ravine Preserves Green Creek Among our escarpment ravines, Green Creek stands out as a test case for creating a preserve. The City of Euclid is well underway to creating such a feature. Go to Bluestone Hts Green Creek slideshare Go to City of Euclid Green Creek proposal (pdf) Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Escarpment Ravine Preserves Escarpment Ravine Preserves Lilly Creek The Lilly Creek ravine straddles Euclid and Richmond Heights. It is the longest and deepest of our escarpment features. The ravine mouth lies behind the Charterhouse building. Presently, there are no plans to preserve this ravine. Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Escarpment Ravine Preserves Escarpment Ravine Preserves Babbitt Run The Babbitt Run ravine lies between Richmond and Brush Roads. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History would like to maintain 26 acres here as one of its natural areas. The City of Euclid must grant a conservation easement. Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com Go to Euclid Observer Babbitt Run article (pdf) © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Escarpment Ravine Preserves Escarpment Ravine Preserves Burk Run Hillandale’s 80-some acres constitute Euclid’s most important greenspace outside the Euclid Creek Reservation. At Hillandale, Burk Run begins as small ravines. The head-waters are ours to preserve. Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com Go to Bluestone Hts Burk Run brochure (pdf) © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Escarpment Ravine Preserves Escarpment Ravine Preserves Redstone Run In 2013, the Friends of Euclid Creek purchased 8 acres of bluestone gorge on Redstone Run. This parcel is a model for creating Euclid’s escarpment ravine preserves. Go to Bluestone Hts Redstone Run brochure (pdf) Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
    • Escarpment Ravine Preserves Escarpment Ravine Preserves Greenwood Farm In 2004, the City of Richmond Hts bought the Greenwood Farm estate. The purchase preserves 17 acres along Euclid Creek’s east branch. Go to Richmond Hts Greenfield Farm webpage Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights