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The course encourages participants to challenge their views on cultural and wilderness stewardship, identify the common ground, and work together to solve complex issues.
BEST Preservation Workshops will cover historic resources that occur nation-wide and continue to use the Vanishing Treasures curriculum to share problem-based and hands-on learning.
This workshop gives students an opportunity to gain valuable skills essential to directing and overseeing the preservation, treatment, and maintenance of park cultural resources,
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how treatment decisions are developed, how resources are evaluated, and how compliance, laws, and Secretary of the Interior’s Standards are directly connected to the work performed by trades personnel.
In this workshop, students examine historic structures in the field and record conditions on a site-wide scale in an effort to identify the root causes of building failure.
This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the basics of wood window preservation, including documentation, stripping, scraping and sanding, back-bedding and glazing, and painting.
This workshop will introduce students to historic masonry preservation with a focus on the properties and weathering of masonry system components, and the use of traditional methods for repair.
Trainees will build on science foundations for preserving wood windows and focus on lead safety, joinery, dutchman repairs, and fabrication of rails, stiles, and muntins.
This workshop combines classroom and hands-on field work to give trainees an effective introduction to pre-contact masonry preservation, with special emphasis on preservation at archaeological sites.
This five day Wood and Log Preservation and Repair workshop covers beginning wood science and log repair techniques to prepare trainees to effectively care for these important buildings.
This workshop introduces students to beginning preservation engineering concepts for historic wood structures.
In this course, participants will learn how to effectively plan and implement all phases of an oral history project and will explore how interviews can in turn help inform preservation treatment plans.
This workshop provides an introduction to Integrated Pest Management, with special emphasis on pest issues in parks located in the Northern Rockies.
This workshop will focus on preservation challenges for multi-material masonry resources that have a legacy of incompatible treatments.
This course teaches students the mechanics and associated concepts of moisture, air, and energy dynamics as a starting point before examining how to effectively manage these in historic structures.
The Trades Alive video series provides step-by-step tutorials on different aspects of historic preservation in parks.
Learn more about the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and the training opportunities the training center offers.
HPTC partners with the Stewards Individual Placement Program to provide training & hands-on experience in the preservation trades.
The Wildland Fire Program protects the lives, property, & resources of the NPS in a manner which also allows for the natural role of fire on the landscape.
About the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center The Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center’s (LCC) is an interagency center dedicated to promote learning in the wildland fire service by providing useful and relevant products and services that help to reveal the complexity and risk in the wildland fire environment. Some of those products are: Video Training Library Incident
A program providing post-9/11 military service veterans hands-on skills training from NPS professionals on the maintenance of federal monuments & memorials.
The HPTC partnered with the HFC and JEFF to complete two exhibits within the new Visitor Center being constructed below the Gateway Arch.
The HPTC library is located at the Gambrill House and houses periodicals, manuals, reports, and books related to historic preservation.
Craftspeople from the HPTC spent two days sharing their skills and knowledge with the public and NPS employees during the Preservation Trades Rodeo.
The NCSP (National Chainsaw Safety Program) provides standards, competencies, and training to ensure all NPS operators know how to use a chainsaw safely.