When asked for information that is needed, for changes that should be made, or for ideas for future programs, interviewees came up with the following suggestions.
For staff members who work at the ground level, it is
helpful to have tools that can be used in making day-to-day
decisions. One suggestion was to create hands-on workshops
for park staff on various aspects of cultural landscape management.
The workshops could be designed so that participants work
in teams including natural and cultural resource managers
and maintenance and interpretative staff, and would work together
resolving issues at their own site or on case studies from
Specific to the U.S. National Park Service
Hire additional professionals such as historic landscape
architects to work for groups of parks (a cluster) on specific
projects for two or three weeks at a time.
Make high-quality examples of cultural landscape reports available to other sites.
Create accessible information and examples of cooperative
agreements and other partnership tools. This is especially
important for smaller parks with small staffs and therefore
limited expertise. Parks should have access to model agreements
for working with other federal agencies and local nonprofit
organizations on collaborative projects..