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Access online trainings, webinars, and learning resources to help you enhance your knowledge in the areas of Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources.
The Cultural Resources Training Catalog for 2020, offering both in-person classroom and online courses for National Park Service employees
The Trades Alive video series provides step-by-step tutorials on different aspects of historic preservation in parks.
In this video from the U.S. Forest Service, Bernie Weisgerber goes over the basic techniques for axe grinding and axe work.
In this learning activity, participants will acquire foundational knowledge of NPS cultural resources and explore the "why” of cultural resource management.
This learning activity introduces participants to how history is practiced within the NPS and where we preserve and interpret a vast array of natural and cultural resources.
This page contains all of the NPS Section 106 training webinars scheduled for 2020. Check back as the list is updated often.
Join Karnell Hillscan as he creates a stopwater for a historic boat repair.
Join Rebecca Prasher as she demonstrates canvas sewing techniques.
Join this two day course on GIS technology to provide better planning and decision making for our national heritage.
Join this one day course reviewing emerging technologies for documenting and preserving cultural resources, preceded by basic and advanced GIS courses.
This one-day seminar covers advanced GIS techniques and expands on the preceding two-day introductory basics course.
A three-day seminar focusing on memoranda of agreement and programmatic agreements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
A two-day seminar introducing the basics of cultural landscapes, learn about designed, vernacular, and ethnographic landscapes, and historic sites.
Join this advanced one-day landscape preservation seminar and explore the sometimes conflicting issues that direct the process of change and decision-making for challenging landscapes.
This learning activity is for people who work at sites with historic resources and want to advance their knowledge of historic preservation standards and treatments.
In this learning activity you will learn about the "character-defining features" for historic properties and how character-defining features relate to historic property significance and integrity.
In this learning activity, participants will learn the types of pruning, proper cuts, timing, and basic tools required in preservation horticulture pruning.
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.
After you have completed this learning activity, you will be able to use relevant, site-specific, resource documents to obtain background information on property history, significance, integrity, and treatment objective.
Search for listings in the National Register for Historic Places to locate details about historic property. Review the Nomination Forms to gain an understanding of how the property is significant to history and how its historic integrity is valued and retained.
In this learning activity, you will use the seven aspects of integrity to recognize which aspect of integrity can be most affected by work performed at historic properties.
In this learning activity you will identify the four criteria used by the National Register of Historic Places when determining the “Significance” of a historic property and be able to describe the seven aspects used by the National Register of Historic Places when evaluating the "Integrity" of a historic property.
A suite of documents covering the assessment and investigation in ARPA cases.
Learn the basics of project review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act in this three-day seminar.