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The National Park Service Conservation Study Institute has released a new publication entitled Stewardship Begins with People: An Atlas of Places, People, and Handmade Products. The Atlas tells the many stories of friends and neighbors of national parks, national heritage areas, and national historic landmarks who are practicing a stewardship ethic and demonstrating a commitment to sustainability. The publication chronicles people’s work and craftsmanship and how their products add value to the preservation of authentic traditional cultures and significant cultural landscapes in and around national parks. The Atlas was undertaken to both recognize and encourage this often intergenerational stewardship and explore new ways national park areas and their neighbors can work together.
The stories in Stewardship Begins with People: An Atlas of Places, People, and Handmade Products come from two dozen national park areas - from the
The Atlas was assembled with the help of the park managers, cooperating associations, concessionaires, craftspeople and producers from all around the national park system who contributed the many stories and photographs that fill the 58 page publication. Highlighted parks include
Stewardship Begins with People: An Atlas of Places, People, and Handmade Products is a cooperative project of the National Park Service Conservation Study Institute, National Park Service Northeast Region,
The National Park Service Conservation Study Institute advances innovation in collaborative conservation for the stewardship of our national system of parks and special places.