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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.
Jenny Dems is presented with a special Boots on the Ground Award for her many years of service to the FMLP, Facility Management, and the NPS.
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!
The "Excellence in Leadership" award is presented during the Facility Manager Leaders Program (FMLP) graduation ceremony.
This book provides readers with standards and guidelines gathered from 102 experts in the window preservation field.
The "Boots on the Ground" award recognizes a FMLP mentor who has gone above and beyond the mentoring of his or her own protege.
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.
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.
Bill Doerrer, Facility Manager at Nicodemus National Historic Site
Betsy Dodson, former NPS Park Facility Management Program Training Manager
Learn the three components of creating defensible space in a cultural landscape and review a example from the field that successfully uses these components.
This fact sheet provides considerations for making transportation systems accessible for persons with disabilities as well as offering additional links.
FMSS curriculum is divided into three levels (basic, intermediate and advance) with multiple modules in each level.
The FMSS Desk Reference for FMSS Basic curriculum is a step-by-step guide for use with the FMSS for field personnel.
This book explains the history and styles of log cabins, condition and historic assessments, preservation requirements, project planning, and safety.
A CUA is a permit that authorizes suitable commercial services to a park that are determined to be an appropriate use of the park.
The PAST program is a two-year, hands-on training program designed to teach WG 3-7 maintenance employees historic preservation skills.
These webinar recordings cover the basics of environmental purchasing, including purchasing requirements and tools to help you make purchase decisions.
The Environmental Purchasing Newsletter provides green purchasing guidance, best practices, case studies, and training opportunities.