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A science-based foundation that allows the NPS to manage natural resources day to day while focusing on long-term ecological integrity and viability.
The mission of the Wilderness Stewardship Program is to identify & designate specific areas and to steward those lands at the highest level of protection.
Section 106 requires Federal agencies consider how their actions affect historic resources. Training options and 106 resources are provided on this page.
The NPS has Section 106 Regional Coordinators assigned to each region. The contact information for each 106 Regional Coordinator is provided below.
Take the 30-day CLEAR challenge, as an individual or park unit, to improve workforce engagement.
Citizen science is a great thing to do in national parks! This page provides guidance, resources, toolkits, and related information.
This appendix provides guidelines for NPS park, center, and regional compliance with NAGPRA statute and regulations.
Ready for a disaster? Learn how to protect your historic home.
Check out this practical guide for conserving textiles after a flood.
Learn recommendations for cleaning marble headstones in our National cemeteries.
Check out our collection of over 200 video presentations included at symposia since 2009. Topics include NPS design, digital documentation, mid-century materials, US military history, roadside architecture, and more.
Check out these graphic stories that address conservation issues in a novel way.
Check out this list of best practice steps to preserve grave markers in historic cemeteries.
The graphic story explains why modern mortar should not be applied to historic brick walls.
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.
This graphic story explains why original wood windows can outlast modern windows.
The programmatic agreement provides guidance to NPS Superintendents and cultural resource managers on using the PA during Section 106 reviews in parks.
Download the Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for more information on how to adapt historic buildings to be more resilient to flooding risks
The purpose of this brief guide is to help staff understand the compliance process and why it produces better projects and decisions.
A collection of reference materials that assist maintenance workers in caring for vegetation significant to the historic character of a cultural landscape.
Handling objects in a museum collection must be done safely and effectively. It is important to learn good handling techniques.
Use these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to answer some of your Section 106 compliance questions!
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.