Students, faculty, and Bath community members are working to accumulate long-term, baseline data on water quality, biological diversity, and climate of the preserve, as part of a world-wide network of field stations. Such information will improve our capacity to monitor the Cuyahoga Valley watershed, and will allow a better understanding of our environment. Work to date in the preserve has focused primarily on the ecology of salamanders, wetland plants, small mammals, and grassland communities of the preserve.