A Handbook for Managers of Cultural Landscapes with Natural Resource Values Conservation Study Institute
Prairie landscape couresty of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Executive Summary
An Overview of Cultural Landscape Preservation
Literature Review
The Case Study Approach
Methodology Prairie landscape couresty of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
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The Case Study Approach

In order to identify successful examples of cultural landscape management that illustrate the integration of natural, cultural, and scenic resources, the project team evaluated a series of case studies. A preliminary list of sites for interviews was chosen based on several criteria. Researchers looked for a broad geographic distribution; variety in both scale and type of landscape (historic, designed, vernacular, and ethnographic); recently designated sites as well as older, long-established sites; and sites managed in partnership. In all but one case, researchers interviewed more than one staff person at each site in order to gain a broader perspective. This series of case studies was drawn primarily from the U.S. national park system. In compiling a list of potential case study sites, researchers considered suggestions made by cultural resource specialists in National Park Service regional offices for locations where resource managers were faced with interesting challenges and were responding with creative solutions. Researchers also drew potential sites from a network of conservation professionals and organizations contacted during a collaborative project that resulted in the preparation of The Landscape of Conservation Stewardship, thus leveraging an existing investment that has been identifying case studies on conservation stewardship. Finally, a search for potential privately managed sites was conducted through the world wide web.

iiv Tuxill, Jacquelyn L., ed. The Landscape of Conservation Stewardship: The Report of the Stewardship Initiative Feasibility Study. Woodstock, Vermont: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Conservation Study Institute, and Woodstock Foundation, 2000.

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