Letter from the Chair
This newsletter explores the complementary nature of ecological sustainability and cultural resource preservation. While the two movements are often seen as being opposed, they share the same goal of conserving resources. In fact, many members of our ASLA Historic Preservation Professional Practice Network (PPN) are also members of the Sustainable Design and Development PPN.
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West Parish Meeting House Historic Site, Westport, Connecticut: Historic Preservation and Sustainability
In 2010, Landscape Elements LLC in conjunction with James A. Gibbs, AIA Architect, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Engineers and Archeological Consulting Services, completed a preservation plan and cultural landscape assessment for a 5.9-acre property in Westport, Connecticut known as the West Parish Meeting House Historic Site (Figure 1).
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What’s in the Water: Vendome Well, Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Sulphur, Oklahoma
It is our very nature to interact, change, and cope with our environment. As each place responds to our presence, it becomes a refuge where we can express our relationship with the natural world as well as define who we are as a society and as unique individuals. The Vendome Well of southern Oklahoma is such a place, and has attracted people for thousands of years.
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The End of an Era: The Ten Year Anniversary of the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Donation
Ten years ago, Laurance S. Rockefeller officially announced his intention of dedicating 1,106 acres of his family’s long time vacation home, the JY Ranch, to Grand Teton National Park. The purpose of the donation was to develop a nature preserve
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The Historic Waterpower System of North Family, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village: A Model of Sustainability (HALS NY-7)
While the Shaker population itself may not have been sustainable, their waterpower system at the North Family of Mount Lebanon Shaker Village was a model of sustainability. The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) documented this ambitious historic system in 2009. The project was cosponsored by the National Park Service, the Shaker Museum and Library, and the World Monuments Fund.
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Letter from the Chair
West Parish Meeting House Historic Site, Westport, Connecticut: Historic Preservation and Sustainability
What’s in the Water: Vendome Well, Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Sulphur, Oklahoma
The End of an Era: The Ten Year Anniversary of the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Donation
The Historic Waterpower System of North Family, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village: A Model of Sustainability (HALS NY-7)
 

 

Andrew Kohr, ASLA, Chair
(678) 689-2377
adkohr@gmail.com

Earen Hummel, ASLA, Vice Chair
(970) 484-6073
ehummel@bellefontainecemetery.org  

Tina Bishop, ASLA, Chair-Elect
(303) 477-5244
tina@mundusbishop.com

David Driapsa, ASLA, HALS Coordinator
(239) 591-2321
agarden@naples.net