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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.
What It Is Reference Manual #18 – Wildland Fire Management contains the most detailed and comprehensive instructions for implementing servicewide wildland fire management programs for the National Park Service. The manual provides NPS field employees: Legal references, Operating policies, Standards, Procedures, General information, Recommendations, and Examples to assist them in carrying out NPS Management Policies and
Use this resource to identify plants using images within a free database provided by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.
The mission of the Wilderness Stewardship Program is to identify & designate specific areas and to steward those lands at the highest level of protection.
Course announcement for Wilderness Stewardship Building Blocks course, also known as Preservation of Wilderness Character Training.
This book explains the history and styles of log cabins, condition and historic assessments, preservation requirements, project planning, and safety.
Find aviation training that meets standards for natural resource agencies at the Interagency Aviation Training website.
The Environmental Purchasing Newsletter provides green purchasing guidance, best practices, case studies, and training opportunities.
An inter-agency guide to the collaborative stewardship of America's National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS).
This handbook synthesizes the legal and policy requirements and considerations related to NEPA and associated guidance applicable to the NPS.
The Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute provides scientific research services for the four National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) agencies.
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
What It Is Reference Manual #41: Wilderness Stewardship provides comprehensive guidance to National Park Service employees responsible for managing and preserving wilderness character and wilderness resources throughout the NPS system. RM-41 serves as Level 3 guidance, and includes relevant legislation, regulations, Management Policies, other instructions or requirements issued through Director’s Order #41, as well as
Executive Order 13327 allows executive branch departments and agencies to increase management attention to real property resources.
An assessment of NPS workforce climate change literacy and a training strategy for enhancing climate change literacy and capabilities.
This web page contains three self-paced, on-line lessons intended to improve the quality and readability of scientific writing.
The National Wildfire Coordinating Group provides information on training and qualifications, publications, tools and resources for wildfire personnel.
What It Is Director’s Order 41 – Wilderness Stewardship provides accountability, consistency, and continuity in the National Park Service (NPS) wilderness stewardship program, and guides servicewide efforts in meeting the requirements of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131-1136). This Order clarifies, where necessary, specific provisions of Management Policies 2006 and establishes specific instructions and requirements.
What It Is The policies contained in Chapter 6: Wilderness Preservation and Management provide guidance in the management of designated, recommended, potential and proposed wilderness areas located within National Park Service lands. Covered topics include: Wilderness eligibility considerations Resource management Scientific activities Fire management Trails and campsites Signage Native American access and use Rights-of-way Why It
Wilderness is a valuable resource and must be protected. This tool will help you determine whether a wilderness permit should be issued.
This document uses natural resource examples to create a better understanding of how adaptive management can be implemented in the field.