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The Historic Preservation Training Center is excited to be opening registration for our 2022 BEST Preservation Workshops. Workshops and Trainings for 2022 Inquiry Courses Guiding Principles for Field-Based Historic Preservation (Returning in 2023) Documentation & Investigation Courses Creating and Using Oral Histories in the Preservation of Historic Resources Thinking Through Water, Air, and Temperature Issues
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Updated August 1, 2022

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As a federal archeologist your expertise must go beyond flakes, features, and fauna, to a working knowledge of cultural resource law and its implementation. Learn more about ARPA training opportunities here.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields, Stephen T. Mather Training Center, Training Centers, Visitor and Resource Protection

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The Land Management Police Training Program (LMPT) is the basic law enforcement training program for officers primarily charged with enforcing natural resource laws, regulations, and violations with nexus to the public lands of the United States and its territories. The LMPT is 17 weeks in length and contains approximately 650 hours of instruction.  For NPS commissioned Rangers, the LMPT is supplemented with a one week required agency specific course of instruction called the Ranger Specific Basic Training Program (RSBTP) resulting in the entire program length being 18 weeks.  

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FriYAY is a podcast and webinar series that covers a variety of topics spanning practical things like how to stay motivated, ways to expand your creativity, connect with others, and tips to keep you grounded!
Published by: | Content Team: Facility Management, Facility Management and Operations, NPS Career Fields, Historic Preservation Training Center, Training Centers, Service Wide Skills

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This is the archive page for the FriYAY Podcast series from 2020. To check out recent episodes, visit The FriYAY Series page. To check out episodes from 2021, visit the 2021 FriYAY Podcast Archive page. Archived Episodes 2020: Episodes 1 – 22 Episode 1: Home Office Tips for Everyone with Jill Fleming Jill Fleming, Owner
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The 2021 Cultural Resources Training Catalog offers both in-person classroom and online learning opportunities for National Park Service employees.
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Getting to White Grass If you enter “White Grass Ranch” into Google Maps, the directions will identify the correct location. When you reach the Moose, you may lose cell phone reception and access to Google Maps navigation. Follow steps four through six below to navigate the gate, parking, etc. upon arriving at the ranch. Directions
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The National Park Service has many training centers as well as connections with partner training centers. Learn more about each one in this resource.
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During Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Resources, students learn how to maintain historic resources in a way that both addresses pest issues as well as follows the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Using resources in Death Valley National Park as case studies, participants will practice the inspection and
Content Team: Historic Preservation Training Center, Training Centers
Delivery: Classroom
Nov 14 - 16, 2022 Register Now

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Students in Asset Management for Historic Structures will learn to apply best practices of both facility management and cultural resources to historic landscapes and structures. Through a digital learning laboratory and practical application, students will develop a shared understanding of how these two approaches work together to effectively manage historic resources. Learners will be in
Content Team: Historic Preservation Training Center, Training Centers
Delivery: Classroom
Sep 12 - 15, 2022 Register Now

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Purified, or degummed, linseed oil is enjoying a renaissance as a finish for wood preservation, but its application and suitability for preservation projects require understanding its behavior and application for it to be effective. Students attending Traditional Finishes: Purified Linseed Oil will learn the basic properties and application procedures of degummed linseed oil products and
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Delivery: Classroom
Oct 18 - 20, 2022 Register Now

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Basic Preservation Engineering introduces students to beginning preservation engineering concepts as they relate to vernacular wood structures. Using the historic Bacon Barn and Bear Valley School in Pinnacles National Park as case studies and field sites, students will analyze real structural problems and design appropriate stabilization measures with the help of a preservation engineer, expert
Content Team: Historic Preservation Training Center, Training Centers
Delivery: Classroom
Nov 1 - 3, 2022 Register Now

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In this course participants learn how to effectively plan and implement all phases of an oral history project. Using case studies and classroom presentations, participants will gain the tools they need to gather reliable historic information using the spoken word. During the first two days of the workshop, students focus on best practices for how
Content Team: Historic Preservation Training Center, Training Centers
Delivery: Classroom
Aug 9 - 11, 2022 Register Now

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The interaction between air flow, water vapor, liquid water, and heat (or lack of heat) in and around a historic building directly relate to its longevity, performance, and comfort. When these interactions are altered through a change in materials, use, or design, unintended damage can result. In Water, Air, and Temperature Issues, students explore and
Content Team: Historic Preservation Training Center, Training Centers
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Aug 23 - 25, 2022 Register Now

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Learn about the Traditional Trades Advancement Program (TTAP) and the work the current cohort is doing with HPTC this summer.
Content Team: Historic Preservation, Facility Management and Operations, NPS Career Fields, Historic Preservation Training Center, Training Centers, Traditional Trades Advancement Program
Updated February 1, 2022

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The PAST program is a one-year, hands-on training program designed to teach WG 5-9 maintenance employees historic preservation skills.
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To Request Lodging Are you wanting to make lodging reservations at Albright Training Center? Please complete the Lodging Request form. Are you attending NPS Fundamentals? Please contact the coordinator at nps_fundamentals@nps.gov. A block of rooms for this course has been reserved you. First, all lodging requests are subject to approval and availability. Consequently, lodging requests
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The graphic story depicts the effects of ground water irrigation on gravestones in western U.S. cemeteries.
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The graphic story explains how rust can be converted into a stable surface that can then be painted.
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Resetting a Stone Grave Marker To learn more, visit Resetting a Stone Grave Marker. Lifting and Hoisting Stone Grave Markers To learn more, visit Lifting and Hoisting Stone Grave Markers. Resetting Ground-Supported Headstones To learn more, visit Resetting Ground Supported Headstones. Cleaning a Stone Grave Marker To learn more, visit Cleaning a Stone Grave Marker.
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Watch the Video To learn more, visit Iron Fence Repair.
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Watch the Video To learn more, visit Application and Preparation of Limewash.
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Watch Jason Church discuss a traditional Louisiana construction method called Bousillage, a Louisiana French term for walls made of mud. Watch the Video To learn more, visit Bousillage.
Published by: | Content Team: Cultural Resources Stewardship, NPS Career Fields, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Training Centers

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Overview Curtis Sullivan, a wooden artifact conservator from Harpers Ferry Center, discusses a project to preserve the vehicles and wagons at Keys Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park. Watch the Video Learn how Curtis conserved vehicles and wagons as part of the Trades Alive video series. Tools Needed: Recycled boards Screws and lags Various jacks
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