Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Resources

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Primary contact: Erin Gibbs
Where: Death Valley, CA
Nov 14 - 16, 2022


During Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Resources, students learn how to maintain historic resources in a way that both addresses pest issues as well as follows the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Using resources in Death Valley National Park as case studies, participants will practice the inspection and diagnostic processes best suited for determining what pests are present and the extent of infestation. Trainees and instructors will discuss specific safety and mitigation measures for pests common in desert ecosystems, options for exclusion that are sensitive to historic integrity, and how to integrate IPM into maintenance and monitoring plans.


  • James Howard, Integrated Pest Management Physical Scientist, NPS – Biological Resources Division
  • John Nelson, Supervisory Entomologist, USFS – Rocky Mountain Region


  • $350 – General participant
  • $50 – Student (at least half time in an accredited institution)
  • $25 – Death Valley National Park employees

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