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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.
Learn more about the IMR visitor use management workgroup which focuses on addressing VUM issues & identifying ways to improve access & visitor experiences.
This course provides a basic understanding of NPS concessions and the responsibilities of a Concession Management Specialist.
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.
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.