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Internship program providing young people with an overview of landscape management practices through educational workshops and hands-on field experiences.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Landscapes, Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields

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Cultural Resource Enterprise GIS Data is now available for the NPS employees.
Content Team: Anthropology, Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields, Archeology, Cultural Landscapes, Historic Structures, History, Museums, Preservation Assistance Programs
Updated October 20, 2020

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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
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NPS has defined six turf classes to guide parks in setting objectives for turf management and maintenance. This activity describes classes of turf in the National Park System, which vary by function, asset value, species mix and maintenance requirements. Turf may be valued as a facility asset, a natural resource, a cultural resource, or a combination of these, depending upon the situation. 
Content Team: Cultural Landscapes, Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields

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In this learning activity, participants will learn the types of pruning, proper cuts, timing, and basic tools required in preservation horticulture pruning.
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A collection of reference materials that assist maintenance workers in caring for vegetation significant to the historic character of a cultural landscape.
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Selecting nursery stock or creating specifications for planting can have a large impact on successful plant establishment in the cultural landscape.
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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.
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Over several decades, NPS staff at National Capital Parks East (NACE) has been converting areas from mowed turf into grassy meadow. Learn their process in this resource!
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The act authorizes the American Battlefield Protection Program to partner, administer grants, and undertake studies to preserve our battlefield heritage.
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Director's Order #28 requires the protection and management of cultural resources in NPS custody through effective research, planning, and stewardship.
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Learn how to identify whether an old fruit tree in your park is an heirloom variety or not.
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Learn more about the symptoms and treatment of fire blight, a common disease that affects plants in the rose family, including apples, pear, and peach.
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Tree topping is a drastic pruning practice used to reduce the height of a tree. Learn steps to mitigate the effects of poor pruning or damage to the top of the tree.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Landscapes, Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields, Roads, Trails and Grounds, Facility Management and Operations

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Learn how to gain access to the collection of Cultural Landscape Guidance Documents on the Integrated Resource Management Applications (IRMA).
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This video identifies considerations for replacing trees in historic landscapes, from selection to replanting techniques.
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Fruitful Legacy explores U.S. orchards and provides technical guidance, illustrations and tables, relevant organizations, and an extensive bibliography.
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The Cultural Landscape Report Collection is available to parks & the public through IRMA. CLRs are used in many aspects of National Park Service management.
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Learn the history behind Mission 66 and how the era greatly enlarged the park system and expanded entire categories of parks.
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Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an insect that feeds on ash tree species, and methods to monitor, mitigate, and restore EAB infested areas.
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In 2015, BOEM published 'Characterizing Tribal Cultural Landscapes,' that provides guidance for tribal consultation in advance of proposed undertakings.
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Step-by-step guide for soil testing. A soil test is an essential tool for cultural landscape preservation maintenance, as it reveals the health of the soil.
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Learn more about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and discover potential ways to control the spread of disease to hemlock trees.
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