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LSA 481/681 Introduction to Cultural Landscape Preservation
SUNY ESF Course Offering, 3 credits

Offered in Partnership with the National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation

Historic Preservation is the Cultural Counterpart of the Green Movement

Historic preservation, also known as heritage conservation, is an endeavor that seeks to preserve, conserve and protect places of historical significance. It is the cultural counterpart of the “green movement” and part of a holistic approach to land stewardship.

Most environmental professionals—from landscape architects and urban planners, to park managers and staff of environmental consulting firms—will encounter historic preservation in their work. Redesigning a streetscape in a historic district, preparing an Environmental Assessment, rehabilitating an old park with use of public funds, or simply a desire to maintain historic character are just some cases where familiarity with historic preservation philosophy, methods, and regulations come into play.  

LSA 481/681 will provide students an introduction to the fundamentals of historic preservation as they are applied to cultural landscapes and programs of the National Park Service. The course will review preservation philosophy, history, and legislation at the federal, state, and local levels, and explore methods of inventory, analysis, and treatment of cultural landscapes.  Coursework will include weekly readings, lectures and in-class discussion, and a semester project.

Instructor:  John Auwaerter

Time: Tuesday-Thursdays, 11:00-12:30, Room TBD
Co-Director, SUNY ESF Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation
For more information:, 470-6995
Enrollment is limited to 18. A permission number is required from the instructor.

National Park Service Summer Field School

A six-week, 3-credit field school in the ESF summer session is being planned to inventory the landscape of the historic hiking trail system at Acadia National Park, Maine. The field school will take place from June 14 to July 24, 2015. Details will be announced in spring 2015.

See Research page for information on previous field schools held in 2006, 2008, and 2012.

For more information, contact:
John Auwaerter, Co-Director
SUNY ESF Center fro Cultural Landscape Preservation
405 Marshall Hall, SUNY ESF

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