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The mission of the Wilderness Stewardship Program is to identify and advance park lands to become part of the National Wilderness Preservation System
The 2016 Federal Register Notice for Federally Recognized Tribes covers approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Take the 30-day CLEAR challenge, as an individual or park unit, to improve workforce engagement.
6 Minutes for Safety is an interagency wildland fire safety training program which delivers relevant one page daily topics, This Day in History, and the Wildland Firefighter Week of Remembrance to all wildland firefighters. Primary objectives include: To help firefighting personnel to actively troubleshoot known high risk situations encountered on the fireline. Promote a vigilant fire
Provides a guide for citizen's interested i Section 106 review process, the National Register of Historic Places and other historic preservation laws.
A Guide to Cultural Landscape Reports describes their content, process, and format, with techniques for research, documentation, and evaluation.
The Forest Service guide to Road Closures and Obliteration outlines procedures and techniques for closing existing roads on Forest Service lands.
Learn more about about the upcoming ARPA for Cultural Resources Professionals classes and how to register.
A one-day 106 agreements class led by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
ACHP offers multiple one-day essentials courses providing an overview of the Section 106 review process.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) recognizes that many of our partners working remotely are better positioned to engage in remote learning and is therefore pleased to remind you that we offer a variety of distance learning opportunities that may meet your needs. The ACHP has seven courses available for FREE on the eLearning
Watch these video presentations to learn more about the National Register Landscape Initiative (NRLI).
This document uses natural resource examples to create a better understanding of how adaptive management can be implemented in the field.
This guide presents an operational definition of adaptive management, and explores when and how it should be used for managing natural resources.
A virtual course, including pre-work and three webinars, to instruct students on how to prepare Resource Damage Assessments that are legally sound and begin the process of providing peer review of RDAs. Open to 10 students.
This course consists of an in-depth examination of cumulative impact analysis and integration of other environmental compliance laws into NEPA.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nation's diverse historic resources.
This course teaches participants how to understand and communicate the importance of clean air and visual resources for national parks.
This course provides an understanding of air resources, why they are important and the laws, regulations and policies governing air resource management.
Science and Learning Centers facilitate and support research and science education programs.
The Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute provides scientific research services for the four National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) agencies.
The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of historic landscapes.
The American Alliance of Museums' mission is to champion museums and nurture excellence in partnership with our members and allies.
The American Anthropological Association is the world’s largest association for professional anthropologists.
AASLH is a nonprofit providing resources for history professionals and volunteers, including access to white papers and sample planning documents.
Resources from the AAAS to help scientists build skills to more effectively communicate and engage with public audiences.
AAPA is a professional organization for physical anthropologists, those who study the adaptations, variability, and evolution of human beings.
The American Battlefield Protection Program promotes the preservation of significant historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil.
The American Horticultural Society blends education, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship with the art and science of horticulture.
The American Indian Religious Freedom Act protects and preserves American Indians inherent rights of freedom to believe, express, and exercise religion.
ALHF strives to improve the representation of Latino heritage in, visitors to, and long-term stewardship of America’s national parks.
The American Latino Heritage Initiative explores how the legacy of American Latinos can be recognized, preserved, and interpreted for future generations.
The American Public Gardens Association is a nonprofit organization committed to increasing the knowledge of public garden professionals in North America.
The American Society for Environmental History increases awareness of current environmental issues by creating a context based in historical understanding.
This course provides hands-on training in the use of Aquatics Informatics' Aquarius Time Series water quality data management software.
Formed in 1879, Archaeological Institute of America is the oldest archeological society in the United States.
The Connected Conservation webinar series highlights topics and tools aimed at furthering the practice of landscape conservation.
An interdisciplinary journal that explores innovative thinking on critical issues across the spectrum of place-based heritage management and stewardship.
A suite of documents covering the assessment and investigation in ARPA cases.
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Libarary on the History of Women documents the lives of women of the past and present for the future.
Learn more about the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and the training opportunities the training center offers.
Each year the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center & its partners offer one or more free webinars on different topics. Access new & archived webinars here.
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has launched a new guide for resilient design and landscape planning.
The Association for Preservation Technology (APT) is a cross-disciplinary, membership association focused on conservation of the built environment.
Learn more about the requirements for operating both manned and unmanned aircraft in the National Park Service.
This workshop introduces students to beginning preservation engineering concepts for historic wood structures.
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 national monument maintains an extensive collection documenting the continuing effort to win voting rights and equality for women.
Learn recommendations for cleaning marble headstones in our National cemeteries.
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.
In 2015, BOEM published 'Characterizing Tribal Cultural Landscapes,' that provides guidance for tribal consultation in advance of proposed undertakings.
A video introduction to bridge grafting from Buckner Orchard. The technique is used to stabilize historic fruit trees.
A California based nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating the beauty of California’s historic gardens and landscapes.
The California Preservation Foundation CPF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving California’s diverse cultural heritage and historic places.
CASCA communicates the necessity of basic research in anthropology and the social sciences to the Canadian federal and provincial governments.
The Career Academy for Natural Resources is an array of developmental opportunities that allow you to map your own path to professional growth.
Citizen science is a great thing to do in national parks! This page provides guidance, resources, toolkits, and related information.
The Civil War Trust is a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of America's endangered Civil War battlefields.
The Cultural Landscape Inventory (CLI) Professional Procedures Guide defines the data elements, organization, and methodology of the CLI.
The NPS Climate Change Response Strategy articulates six principles for effective decision making in a changing climate & lays out a vision to promote climate change science & apply best management practices & sustainable behaviors.
Identify ten skills that you currently consider to be your strengths when collaborating with others and five skills that you most want to strengthen.
Connect with fellow Building Geeks by joining the Preservation Trades Network or an NPS program that fosters the traditional trades.
The Connected Conservation webinars highlight topics and tools aimed at furthering the practice of landscape conservation.
Dusting stone objects and architectural features will better preserve and protect cultural resources for the enjoyment of current and future visitors.
Conserve O Grams are concise technical bulletins that provide information about specific collections management techniques and practices.
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!
Videos, eLearning, and other resources to help bird lovers improve their understanding, gain confidence in their skills, and pursue their passion for birds.
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 guidance is for archeologists who are working with educators to create lesson plans that use archeological artifacts and 3D technology.
Learn how to gain access to the collection of Cultural Landscape Guidance Documents on the Integrated Resource Management Applications (IRMA).
The Cultural Landscape Report Collection is available to parks & the public through IRMA. CLRs are used in many aspects of National Park Service management.
The Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI) report collection is available to parks and the public through IRMA.
Learn how COVID-19 persists on surfaces and how you can effectively deactivate the virus while preserving valuable cultural resources.
This NPS website sets out a vision and broad approach for managing impacts to and learning from cultural resources under modern climate change.
Provides experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students while introducing NPS career opportunities in cultural resources
Cultural Resource Enterprise GIS Data is now available for the NPS employees.
The Cultural Resource Geographic Information Systems Facility (CRGIS) uses GIS and GPS technologies in documenting and managing cultural resources.
The Cultural Resources Training Catalog for 2020, offering both in-person classroom and online courses for National Park Service employees
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 course explores the four most important principles of managing wilderness. The stories and case studies are based on real situations.
Learn the three components of creating defensible space in a cultural landscape and review a example from the field that successfully uses these components.
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.
The Determinations of Eligibility are regulations that provide guidance in evaluating if a property is eligible for inclusion in the National Register.
Director's Order #28 requires the protection and management of cultural resources in NPS custody through effective research, planning, and stewardship.
What It Is Director’s Order 41 – Wilderness Stewardship provides accountability, consistency, and continuity in the National Park Service (NPS) wilderness stewardship program, and guides servicewide efforts in meeting the requirements of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131-1136). This Order clarifies, where necessary, specific provisions of Management Policies 2006 and establishes specific instructions and requirements.
Learn how to identify whether an old fruit tree in your park is an heirloom variety or not.
This book explains the history and styles of log cabins, condition and historic assessments, preservation requirements, project planning, and safety.
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is an institute which supports research and learning in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian Studies.
The Environmental Purchasing Newsletter provides green purchasing guidance, best practices, case studies, and training opportunities.
This course covers evaluating proposals for scientific activity in wilderness related to paleontological resources while preserving wilderness character.
Learn about a 2016 program bringing high school students to Cape Cod and Indiana Dunes to learn about and spread the science of climate change effects.
Executive Order 13327 allows executive branch departments and agencies to increase management attention to real property resources.
In this course, participants will learn facilitated dialogue as a technique to conduct civic engagement activities through hands-on, interactive sessions.
This six-minute video, "Exploring History," illustrates how history is central to the mission of the National Park Service.
One of the NPS Preservation Partnership Programs, this program uses tax credits to encourage private-sector investment in historic buildings.
Program for reuse of Federally owned properties declared surplus by the General Services Administration.
2014 Fire & Life Safety Deficiencies Identified in Buildings that House Cultural Resources- pdf
Learn about a new research project looking mitigating the effects of fire suppressants on cultural resources.
FLS initiates projects with institutions and individuals that promote and advance landscape history and historic landscape design, theory, and practice.
The American Council on Historic Preservation now offers online courses on compliance and Section 106 topics. Check out a list of courses here!