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List of Current Research

Cultural Landscape Reports

Cultural Landscape Report for Muir Woods National Monument
Marin County, California
This project will document the history and existing conditions of the Muir Woods landscape, evaluate its historic character, and develop treatment recommendations to guide long-term management of the cultural landscape and several upcoming improvement projects. The project will build off research completed in 2008 for a historic resource study of Muir Woods (see published reports).

Cultural Landscape Report for Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
This project, begun in spring 2013, will document the historical and existing conditions of the Soldiers' National Cemtery established in 1863 and designed by landscape architect William Saudners, along with the adjoining later cemetery annex. More than 8,900 soliders from the Battle of Gettysburg and later conflicts are buried here. The cemetery was also the site of President Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address in November 1863. The research will identify and evaluate the landscape charateristics and features that contribute to the historic character of the landscape in preparation for rehabilitation of the landscape.

Cultural Landscape Report for Chancellorsville Battlefield, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Miltiary Park
Spotsylvania County, Virginia
This project, begun in fall 2012, is documenting the historical and existing conditions of the 1,600-acre battlefield, and inventorying and evaluating its cultural landscape characteristics and features. Phase 2 will provide landscape treatment recommendations. Site of the Battle of Chancellorsville in April and May 1863, the battlefield is today a discontiguous collection of lands acquired by the federal government beginning in the 1920s and 1930s. Suburban development has encroached on a large part of the surrounding area.

Cultural Landscape Report for Springwood, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
Hyde Park, New York

This will be revision and publication of the thesis by Kristin Baker (MLA, 1999) (see description under Masters Thesis).

John Auwaerter,Karen Cowperthwaite, and Prof. George W. Curry