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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.
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.
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.
Executive Order 13327 allows executive branch departments and agencies to increase management attention to real property resources.
Provides an overview of the Historic Preservation Training Center and introduces the five teams that work within the organization.
If you're entering areas like crawlspaces and manholes, the OSHA's Confined Space in Construction standard may apply to you.
A variety of resources for Personal Property Management including downloadable spreadsheets, sample memos, policies, and workshop presentations
Learn more about the General Services Administration (GSA) and how it can help you make your administrative role easier.
The Council on Environmental Quality released new guidelines for Sustainable Federal Buildings, replacing the guidance from 2008.
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has launched a new guide for resilient design and landscape planning.
Limited Time Only: Basic heavy equipment training programs which cover components, pre-use inspection, principles of operation, and safety issues.
Structural fire at The Wayside: Home of Authors, a 300 year old historic structure.
Structural fire revew of incident at Big Hole National Battlefield
The Forest Service guide to Road Closures and Obliteration outlines procedures and techniques for closing existing roads on Forest Service lands.
Watch a video in which dry stone mason Mark Jurus explains the techniques and features of a well-constructed dry laid stone wall.
Craftspeople from the HPTC spent two days sharing their skills and knowledge with the public and NPS employees during the Preservation Trades Rodeo.