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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.
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.
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.
Charlie Pepper is the Manager of the Preservation Maintenance and Education Program at the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation.
Albert LeBeau, Cultural Resources Manager at Effigy Mounds National Monument describes a typical day in his NPS job.
Elizabeth Pidgeon, Historical Architect at Grand Canyon National Park
Betsy Dodson, former NPS Park Facility Management Program Training Manager
Jodi Morris, Park Ranger at Little Rock Central High School
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.
Use this resource to identify plants using images within a free database provided by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.
The American Indian Religious Freedom Act protects and preserves American Indians inherent rights of freedom to believe, express, and exercise religion.
This NPS website sets out a vision and broad approach for managing impacts to and learning from cultural resources under modern climate change.
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
One of the NPS Preservation Partnership Programs, this program uses tax credits to encourage private-sector investment in historic buildings.
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has launched a new guide for resilient design and landscape planning.
Search and peruse thousands of images from the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection found online at the Library of Congress.