Case Studies in Sustainability

Case Studies

The following case studies are national park projects that model sustainable maintenance practices or sustainable treatment design in cultural landscapes.

Fort Baker, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

The Fort Baker parade ground was rehabilitated using sustainable turf practices to reduce mowing, irrigation, and fertilizer use.

John Muir National Historic Site

Composting improves soil fertility and plant health and diverts landscape debris from landfills. John Muir National Historic Site staff identified landscape debris composting as a grounds maintenance practice that was consistent with the site’s historic dryland agricultural use, as well as with Muir’s environmental ethic and background as a scientific farmer.

Last updated: February 9, 2016