The National Park Service (NPS)
administers the planning and operation of HALS which includes: selecting and approving landscapes for documentation, standardizing formats and developing guidelines for recording landscapes, catalogs and/or publishing the information when appropriate.
The Library of Congress
accepts and preserves HALS documents, furnishes reproductions of material, and makes records available to NPS.
The ASLA Professional Practice department works with ASLA’s Historic Preservation Professional Practice Network (HP PPN)
to provide advice on identifying, selecting, and documenting historical landscapes. The ASLA HP PPN, through its HALS Subcommittee, oversees the nationwide identification of historic landscapes that merit HALS documentation. 2012-2013 HALS Subcommittee:
David J. Driapsa, Chair / Coordinator
Paul Dolinsky, Chief of HALS
Jonathan Ceci, HP-PPN Chair
Noel Dorsey Vernon
Carol J. H. Yetken
See the ASLA HALS Guidelines
for more information about the HALS liaisons, the HALS coordinator, and the HALS subcommittee. Anyone with comments or interest in volunteering or assisting with HALS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org