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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
Section 106 requires Federal agencies consider how their actions affect historic resources. Training options and 106 resources are provided on this page.
This page contains all of the NPS Section 106 training webinars scheduled for 2020. Check back as the list is updated often.
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.
Download the Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for more information on how to adapt historic buildings to be more resilient to flooding risks
Access online trainings, webinars, and learning resources to help you enhance your knowledge in the areas of Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources.
A collection of reference materials that assist maintenance workers in caring for vegetation significant to the historic character of a cultural landscape.
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.
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!
The Preservation Horticulture Workshop provides participants with the foundation of maintaining trees and shrubs in a historic cultural landscape.
Section 106: Step One, Initiate the Process.
HPTC partners with the Stewards Individual Placement Program to provide training & hands-on experience in the preservation trades.
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.
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.
This online component addresses prerequisite WF skills and knowledge to help you get ready for the field‐based course and eventual competency evaluation.
Learn how to gain access to the collection of Cultural Landscape Guidance Documents on the Integrated Resource Management Applications (IRMA).
This video identifies considerations for replacing trees in historic landscapes, from selection to replanting techniques.
Fruitful Legacy explores U.S. orchards and provides technical guidance, illustrations and tables, relevant organizations, and an extensive bibliography.
The Cultural Landscape Report Collection is available to parks & the public through IRMA. CLRs are used in many aspects of National Park Service management.
Learn more about the IMR visitor use management workgroup which focuses on addressing VUM issues & identifying ways to improve access & visitor experiences.
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.