The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation is an inter-disciplinary professional organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of historic landscapes in all their variety, from formal gardens and public parks to rural expanses. The Alliance serves as a forum for communication and exchange of information among its members, including annual meetings, publications, news, and events.
The Alliance was founded in 1978, when a small group of people from diverse backgrounds met at New Harmony, Indiana, to share their mutual interests and concerns about the growing field of landscape preservation. From this initial symposium came recognition of the need for increased commitment to the interdisciplinary nature of the field.
Today, the Alliance is an international organization with members from more than 30 U.S. states, several Canadian provinces and Europe. Members include educators, private practitioners and representatives from non-profit organizations and government agencies. Geography, history, horticulture, landscape architecture, planning, public administration and architecture are just some of the professional specialties represented. This multi-faceted character is one of the great strengths of the Alliance.
What you’ll find
- Free PDF issues of VIEW, the annual magazine of the Library of American Landscape History
- Links to interdisciplinary organizations focusing on historic landscape conservation and preservation