1 Historical research informs the preservation planning process and is critical for decision making.
2 A thorough inventory of existing conditions and an accurate base map provide clear graphic information about the location, complexity, physical context, and condition of an earthwork or earthworks system.
3 Management planning, treatment, and implementation is essential in earthworks management and maintenance.
4 Resource monitoring establishes a baseline condition and measures the success of a management strategy.
Earthworks management is a complex process requiring knowledge from a range of disciplines. Each phase of earthworks care, from background research to planning and implementation, requires a specialized interdisciplinary team to ensure the task is successfully achieved. Professionals associated with this effort include military historians, historical landscape architects, arborists, skilled maintenance professionals, cultural resource professionals, etc.