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News You Can Use Landscape Culture is a quarterly newsletter publication for landscape stewards prepared by the NPS Park Cultural Landscapes Program. Please find past issues of the newsletter below. SUMMER: Read the Summer 2019 edition (PDF) Replanting John Muir’s Victorian Garden 1 Selecting Nursery Stock Part 2: Plant Inspection Employee Spotlight: Lanette King Pests
Now that you’ve had the powerful conversations with the people who work in your program or park, it’s time to distill it all down to a vision. In this phase of the process, you’ll compile and edit the shared values and key actions that rose to the surface during the workshops. You’ll also begin the work of communicating these new commitments.
Strategic planning can offer renewed focus and a chance to chart a new path. During uncertain times it can feel hard to set aside the time to reflect and plan. It is precisely these times when intentional action is most needed to focus energy and effort.
This page is designed to empower you with resources curated by a diverse group of Employee Learning & Development staff members from across the service to support you in being either a mentor, mentee, or both!
Use this toolkit to help host structured conversations with your team members; the conversation prompts and facilitation resources can help you create an environment of respect, inclusion, and safety.
Pulse surveys are intentionally designed to provide quick, actionable insights into the health of a park or program, hence the name ‘pulse.’
A more holistic examination of our shared history can help us better integrate knowledge into a new way of being and interacting together. Use these resources to learn more.
This appendix provides guidelines for NPS park, center, and regional compliance with NAGPRA statute and regulations.
Check out these graphic stories that address conservation issues in a novel way.
Tips for keeping your drinking water supply safe when you're using less of it.
The Workplace Satisfaction Project shares a menu of diverse morale building resources that employees at any level can use to improve their workplace.
The graphic story explains how rust can be converted into a stable surface that can then be painted.
The graphic story depicts the effects of ground water irrigation on gravestones in western U.S. cemeteries.
In this resource, learn how to encourage your visitors to participate and express themselves virtually.
Learn how to leverage social media and questions to engage visitors and encourage them to join a virtual conversation.
Learn how COVID-19 persists on surfaces and how you can effectively deactivate the virus while preserving valuable cultural resources.
The Cultural Resources Training Catalog for 2020, offering both in-person classroom and online courses for National Park Service employees
Looking to build your interpretive skills? There’s no need to pay for tuition or fees to get the latest and greatest interpretive learning. So much of it lives right here in the Common Learning Portal! From workbooks and activities you can explore, to books and blogs you should read, there’s so many resources to help
Access online trainings, webinars, and learning resources to help you enhance your knowledge in the areas of Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources.
Selecting nursery stock or creating specifications for planting can have a large impact on successful plant establishment in the cultural landscape.
When tree removal is needed in NPS cultural landscapes, the preservation objective is generally to replace contributing trees in order to preserve the historic character. These considerations for planning, planting, and establishment will make your tree replacement project a success.