The Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Stewardship and Science and the NPS Park Cultural Landscapes program recently launched the first park cultural landscapes website.
The site, http://www.nps.gov/cultural_landscapes, is designed for a broad range of audiences as well as preservation community members. It answers basic questions about cultural landscapes but also serve as a gateway for more in-depth discoveries.
In addition to basic information, the site provides feature stories on cultural landscapes in NPS units, key people related to landscapes, and public versions of selected cultural landscape inventories (CLI’s). Over the next year, additional stories and CLI’s will be made publically available, so check back often.
The website also includes multiple quicklinks to preservation briefs, NR bulletins, Landscape Lines, and other important cultural landscapes guidance documents. Climate change and sustainability are also large components of the site, and cultural landscape case studies for both are currently being developed.
As a companion to the webpage, the NPS Park Cultural Landscapes Program has also created a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NPSCLP. Check it out for weekly features, announcements and quizzes, and be sure to "like" us.
For further information or to provide feedback please contact Randy Biallas or Susan Dolan at Randy_Biallas@nps.gov or Susan_Dolan@nps.gov.