Our nation has a rich legacy of cultural landscapes – from carriage roads to battlefields, designed gardens to vernacular homesteads, and industrial complexes to river valley settlements. The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation promotes the stewardship of significant landscapes through research, planning, maintenance, training, and education.

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What We Do

Preservation in action, from planning to publication

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Get Involved

Find internship and training opportunities

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Our Mission

Preserving Cultural Landscapes

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Park reports and technical preservation guides for cultural landscapes

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Working together for landscape preservation

Last updated: December 4, 2018