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Park Cultural Landscapes Program

Bear Butte
Bear Butte, South Dakota, courtesy of the American Indian Liaison Office


The Park Historic Structures and Cultural Landscapes Program serves the National Park Service (NPS) in developing, implementing, and overseeing a service-wide program that involves staff in parks, regional offices, centers and the Washington office with a spectrum of roles dedicated to the preservation mission. 








Washington Office

  • Provide leadership, oversight and coordination of all activities related to the preservation and protection of park historic structures and cultural landscapes
  • Develop and monitor the application of regulations, management policies, director's orders, handbooks, standards, and technical information for the identification, evaluation, inventory, documentation, physical treatment, management and use of historic structures and cultural landscapes
  • Implement strategic planning to develop programmatic mission and vision statements, goals and objectives in consultation with the field
  • Seek partnerships with internal and external constituencies to preserve historic structures and cultural landscapes
  • Foster and encourage innovative programs that improve the frequency and quality of treatments of historic structures and cultural landscapes and lower administrative costs
  • Seek sufficient funds and staffing for research, planning and stewardship activities
  • Develop and implement the List of Classified Structures (LCS) and Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI), comprehensive resource inventories of all historic structures and cultural landscapes in the national parks
  • Provide technical assistance to regions, parks and partners on complex or controversial historic structure or cultural landscape preservation issues
  • Organize, deliver and participate in employee development opportunities and monitor the career development of employees concerned with historic structures and cultural landscapes
Regional Offices and Centers
  • Monitor the application of laws, regulations, management policies, director's orders, handbooks, and standards to historic structures and cultural landscapes
  • Undertake more intensive treatment projects on historic structures and cultural landscapes
  • Provide professional services and technical assistance to the parks in park planning and the preparation of Historic Structure Reports (HSR) or Cultural Landscape Reports (CLR) and construction drawings and specifications for treatment
  • Maintain the LCS and CLI databases for parks in their region
  • Review and comment on documents prepared by other offices
  • Assist parks with NHPA Section 106 compliance to assess the effect of proposed undertakings on historic structures and cultural landscapes
  • Organize, deliver and participate in employee development opportunities
Parks
  • Implement the application of laws, regulations, management policies, director's orders, handbooks and standards to park historic structures and cultural landscapes
  • Potect historic structures and cultural landscapes in perpetuity
  • Seek partnerships with external constituencies to preserve their historic structures and cultural landscapes.
  • Perform preservation maintenance and in some cases more intensive treatments on historic structures and cultural landscapes
  • Undertake park planning including preparation of HSR, CLRs and other management plans
  • Seek sufficient funds and staff for research, planning and stewardship activities
  • Review and recommend documents prepared by other offices
  • Conduct NHPA Section 106 compliance to assess the effect of proposed undertakings on historic structures and cultural landscapes

Contact Us
Susan Dolan, Manager Cultural Landscape Program, at 206 220-4132 or Susan_Dolan@nps.gov

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