The Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership for Biodiversity (LEAP) is a consortium of organizations operating within a wide spectrum of conservation missions with regard to our natural world. The Partnership was first convened in March 2004. Our geographic boundary encompasses the glaciated lands and waters south of Canada from Sandusky Bay to the Allegheny Mountains. This region contains diverse habitats and rare ecosystems that harbor many unique and uncommon species. These natural communities are found within an extensive network of public and private lands throughout the glaciated region of northeastern Ohio, northwestern Pennsylvania, and western New York.