Portraits of Acadia: Gail Gladstone

Woman in uniform holds a tape measure to a stone wall
Gail Gladstone, cultural resource program manager, inspects a deteriorated section of the Mill Field Dam on August 1, 2018. The Mill Field Dam was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s to impound water in case of wildfire.

Yehyun Kim, Friends of Acadia

My job is to care for the historic resources in the park. I work with different divisions to make sure, as they plan for work, that historic resources are considered, and that when work gets done, it is in a sensitive way that preserves the integrity of the resource.

It's one of those things that you don't really notice. But there are people behind the scenes making sure that the bricks are right, or the culverts work right.You might not notice culverts on the road, but they are part of the historic design, and are essential to the preservation of that road.

Much of it is preservation of things you never think of, like infrastructure, that has to be cared for in order to keep the whole picture in place.

– Gail Gladstone, cultural resource program manager

Park staff gather for discussion around a conference table
Gail Gladstone, with the compliance team, discusses project planning during a meeting at park headquarters on August 2, 2018.

Yehyun Kim, Friends of Acadia

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