• Park Cultural Landscapes

Practicing Sustainability

Case Studies

The following case studies are national park projects that model sustainable maintenance practices or sustainable treatment design in cultural landscapes.

  • Fort Baker, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    Overview of Fort Baker, Golden Gate NRA

    The Fort Baker parade ground was rehabilitated with sustainable turf to reduce mowing, irrigation, and fertilizer use. Read more

  • John Muir National Historic Site

    Peach Orchard at John Muir NHS

    Composting improves soil fertility and plant health, and diverts landscape debris from landfills. John Muir National Historic Site staff identified landscape debris composting as a grounds maintenance practice that was both in keeping with the site’s historic dryland agricultural use and consistent with Muir’s environmental ethic and background as a scientific farmer. Read more