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Historic Preservation

See the ASLA Professional Practice page for detailed information about the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS).

Advisory Council On Historic Preservation
The mission of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is to promote the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our Nation's historic resources, and advise the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey
As the oldest Federal preservation program, the Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey (HABS/HAER/HALS) produces graphic and written documentation of historically significant architectural, engineering and industrial sites and structures.

Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers
Tribal Historic Preservation Officers are officially designated by a federally-recognized Indian tribe to direct a program approved by the National Park Service and the THPO must have assumed some or all of the functions of State Historic Preservation Officers on Tribal lands.

National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers
The National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers is the professional association of the State government officials who carry out the national historic preservation program as delegates of the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended.

National Preservation Institute
The National Preservation Institute (NPI) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization offering specialized information, continuing education, and professional training to those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of our cultural heritage.

Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation

Trust For Public Land
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

Association of Preservation Technology

National Landscape Conservation System
In June 2000, the National Landscape Conservation System - the most innovative American land system created in the last 50 years - was established to encompass the crown jewels of the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This new conservation system consists of more than 26 million acres: National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness, Wilderness Study Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and National and Scenic Trails.

Cultural Landscapes


Cultural Landscapes Currents

The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Gardens

The Garden Conservancy

Southern Garden History Society

Institute for Cultural Landscape Studies at Harvard

Dumbarton Oaks

The Garden Club of America

Garden History Links

Massachusetts Horticultural Society

American Public Gardens Association

Wave Hill

Landscape Architecture

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

IFLA

Heritage Resources

World Heritage Convention

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

World Commission on Protected Areas

The National Trust (UK)

Preserve and Protect, Inc.

Canadian Association of Professional Heritage Consultants

ICOMOS

National Trust For Historic Preservation
The National Trust provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.

HALS: Northern California Chapter

HALS: Arizona Chapter

Research

HABS/HAER/HALS Collection

Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian's Horticulture Services Division
The Archives of American Gardens includes a collection of approximately 60,000 photographs and records that document historic and contemporary gardens throughout the United States. The images include garden furniture and ornamentation and all manner of design styles.

Library of American Landscape History

The Centre for Landscape Research

National Register of Historic Places database

National Historic Landmark database

Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines: Archeology and Historic Preservation

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties + Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes

Preservation Brief 36: Protecting Cultural Landscapes

National Register Bulletin: Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Rural Historic Landscapes 

National Register Bulletin: Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Traditional Cultural Properties

National Register Bulletin: Guidelines for Evaluating and Registering Cemeteries and Burial Places 

National Register Bulletin: Guidelines for Identifying, Evaluating, and Registering America's Historic Battlefields

National Register Bulletin: Guidelines for Identifying, Evaluating, and Registering Historic Mining Properties

National Register Bulletin: Historic Residential Suburbs: Guidelines for Evaluation and Documentation for the National Register of Historic Places

National Register Bulletin: How to Evaluate and Nominate Designed Historic Landscapes

Guidelines for Documenting and Evaluating Historic Military Landscapes: An Integrated Landscape Approach

NPS History E-Library: Here you can search for and download many park reports including Cultural Landscape Reports.



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