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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.
Learn about the importance of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act in this engaging and brief video.
A collection of short videos that demonstrate real-world geospatial applications from adding GIS layers to your GPS device to to calculating acreage.
This website is a public wilderness site formed in 1996 through a collaborative partnership visiting the site can help you learn more about Wilderness.
This needs assessment is unique; it was designed as a census of the entire population of VRP employees rather than a study of a “sample” of VRP employees.
Learn more about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and discover potential ways to control the spread of disease to hemlock trees.
Held in October 2015, the Maritime Cultural Landscape Symposium gathered representatives of government & tribal programs, scholars, & consultants to discuss MCLs.
The Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI) report collection is available to parks and the public through IRMA.
The Cultural Landscape Inventory (CLI) Professional Procedures Guide defines the data elements, organization, and methodology of the CLI.
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.
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.