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Published by the National Park Service, Preservation Briefs provide guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic buildings.
Preservation basics of the National Park Service, including guiding legislation and preservation maintenance such as preservation horticulture.
This is an introduction to cultural landscapes of the National Park Service. The video is an overview of how cultural landscapes are defined and managed.
Learn more about the best practices for turf management as part of preservation maintenance of historic properties.
A video introduction to bridge grafting from Buckner Orchard. The technique is used to stabilize historic fruit trees.
This video of a replacement planting at historic Chatham Gardens demonstrates considerations for planting boxwood hedges in historic gardens.
These videos introduce turf management in cultural landscapes, including a history of turfgrass & how turfgrass can be managed to reflect historic character.
This six-minute video, "Exploring History," illustrates how history is central to the mission of the National Park Service.
Learn the three components of creating defensible space in a cultural landscape and review a example from the field that successfully uses these components.
A Guide to Cultural Landscape Reports describes their content, process, and format, with techniques for research, documentation, and evaluation.
Watch these video presentations to learn more about the National Register Landscape Initiative (NRLI).
Chapter 7 of the National Park Service Cultural Resource Management Guideline provides procedural guidance for the management of cultural landscapes.
Preservation Brief 46 provides guidance on assessing the significance of historic gas stations and provides information on their preservation & treatment.
Preservation Brief 47 is designed for those responsible for the care of small and medium size historic buildings
Conserve O Grams are concise technical bulletins that provide information about specific collections management techniques and practices.
This directory provides a listing of NPS Arborists organized by state.
The Technical Preservation Services (TPS) office of the National Park Service is responsible for historic preservation policy and guidance.
Dusting stone objects and architectural features will better preserve and protect cultural resources for the enjoyment of current and future visitors.
2014 Fire & Life Safety Deficiencies Identified in Buildings that House Cultural Resources- pdf
Provides a guide for citizen's interested i Section 106 review process, the National Register of Historic Places and other historic preservation laws.