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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.
The Facility Manager Leaders Program (FMLP) Course of Study (COS) has been released. This Servicewide Maintenance Advisory Committee (SMAC) provided review.
Access e-courses, recorded webinars, micro learnings, blended and classroom training opportunities that address facility management within the NPS.
The Park Roads and Parkways Program Handbook provides guidance and best practices for creating safe and cost-effective transportation systems in the NPS.
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.
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.
Approximately 20% of the population has a disability which means millions of visitors to National Parks have challenges with mobility, hearing & seeing. Learn the top 4 myths of accessible facilities.
Superintendent discretion determines whether or not SPUs can occur (ie: weddings, concerts, commercial filming, & athletic events etc.).
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.
In 2015, BOEM published 'Characterizing Tribal Cultural Landscapes,' that provides guidance for tribal consultation in advance of proposed undertakings.
Offered on an as-needed basis, this course is designed for those charged with supporting day-to-day facility management operations in the NPS.
The Capital Investment Strategy (CIS) is a philosophy the National Park Service (NPS) uses to help balance the NPS asset portfolio.
There is a great deal of confusion about poison ivy versus poison oak since there are two kinds of poison ivy and two kinds of poison oak. Learn more here!
Step-by-step guide for soil testing. A soil test is an essential tool for cultural landscape preservation maintenance, as it reveals the health of the soil.
This page acts as a comprehensive guide to learning about the conservation and restoration of glass with plain glazing.
The Welding Institute has a great reference on wrought iron and welding. Read more on the challenges with welding with wrought iron.
Learn more about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and discover potential ways to control the spread of disease to hemlock trees.
At the end of Class 9, we asked the graduates to provide us with words of wisdom and advice they would pass on to the next class. Learn what they said!
This book provides readers with standards and guidelines gathered from 102 experts in the window preservation field.
Preservation basics of the National Park Service, including guiding legislation and preservation maintenance such as preservation horticulture.
Learn more about the best practices for turf management as part of preservation maintenance of historic properties.
This video demonstrates the whip and tongue grafting horticultural technique, including the tools and materials, type of cut, and safe hand position. The technique joins two woody plants so that they grow together.