African American Heritage & Ethnography Ethnographic Research Center: How does the NPS use Ethnographic Research?

How does the National Park Service use Ethnographic Research?

The National Park Service uses ethnographic research to perform a variety of tasks. The website of the Ethnography Program of the NPS gives a detailed explanation of the types of things ethnographers do for NPS. The specific research studies conducted by ethnographic researchers as outlined in the Cultural Resources Management Guide are:

For a detailed description of each type of study, see Research Tools on the Ethnography Program’s website

There are also examples of ethnographic research conducted for the NPS. They include, but are not limited to: