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The ESF Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation, based in the Department of Landscape Architecture, supports the education of landscape architects and students in related professions as best stewards of the cultural environment. The Center brings together interdisciplinary expertise from across ESF, the National Park Service, state parks, and other partners to address challenges in preserving our landscape heritage.

  • Gettysburg National Cemetery gates

    Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Simulation by CCLP research assistant Chris Anderson of proposed treatment for the main entrance gates, 2016. The simulation illustrated one of the treatment recommendations in a cultural landscape report for the cemetery.

  • Natural resource assessment with Dr. James Gibbs at Harriet Tubman National Historical Park

    Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, Auburn, New York: Natural resource assessment with Dr. James Gibbs of the SUNY ESF Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, 2016. The assessment was undertaken as part of existing conditions documentation for a cultural landscape report being developed through the CCLP.

  • Students, ESF faculty, and NPS staff

    Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park, New York: Students, ESF faculty, and NPS staff participants in final review of cultural landscape preservation studio at ESF, 2008. The studio produced design concepts for the restoration and rehabilitation of the historic landscape as part of a cultural landscape report.

  • ESF students at Chancellorsville Battlefield

    Chancellorsville Battlefield, Spotsylvania, Virginia: ESF students in a landscape architecture studio being introduced to the site by NPS park staff, 2015. The studio produced design concepts for the historic battle held as part of treatment recommendations for a cultural landscape report prepared through the CCLP.

  • CCLP Research assistant Nate Ogdahl atErie Canal National Heritage Corridor

    Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor, Port Byron, New York: CCLP Research assistant Nate Ogdahl on a site visit with ESF and Canal Society of New York State staff, 2010. Nate produced a digital model of proposed site improvements as part of a research project for the Canal Society completed through the CCLP.

  • CCLP Research Assistant Haichao Wang with CCLP Co-Director John Auwaerter and NPS Olmsted Center Director Bob Page

    Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, California: CCLP Research Assistant Haichao Wang with CCLP Co-Director John Auwaerter and NPS Olmsted Center Director Bob Page, 2014. The inventory done that summer was part of a cultural landscape report developed through the CCLP.

  • Poplar Grove National Cemetery

    Poplar Grove National Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia showing reconstruction in 2016 of the historic upright Civil War headstones that were laid flat by the NPS in the 1930s. This recommendation was part of a comprehensive treatment plan for rehabilitation of the historic Civil War-era national cemetery produced by the CCLP through a cultural landscape report completed in 2009.

We acknowledge, with respect, the Onondaga Nation, firekeepers of the Haudenosaunee, the indigenous people on whose ancestral lands SUNY ESF and Syracuse University now stand. We give thanks that they are here, stewarding this land.

News and Updates Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

UPCOMMING!

A Virtual Lecture Series: Historic Preservation & Oakwood Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery

The CCLP and ESF Friends of Oakwood are hosting a virtual lecture series on Oakwood Cemetery and its cultural landscape history, the past and future of cemeteries, what it means to be landmarked, and preservation guidelines. The series speakers include ESF landscape architecture professor emeritus George W. Curry and guest speaker and author David Charles Sloane, Ph.D., who grew up at Oakwood and is Zooming in from the University of Southern California.

For more information, including links to the Zoom lectures, check out the series flyer here.


CCLP Research Assistantships Continue through the Spring 2021 Semester

Even with COVID restrictions, ESF Landscape Architecture students stayed busy this past fall assisting with research on National Park Service cultural landscape preservation planning projects. Here are some highlights!

Mary Martin, RA and 2nd year MLA has been working with Aidan Ackerman and the CCLP on visualizing the allee at the Eisenhower National Historic Site in Gettysburg, PA. Ashley Crespo, CCLP RA and 2nd year MLA, continues developing predictive tree growth models for the 40 Memorial Groves that honor the 40 passengers who perished in the crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, PA on September 11, 2001. Justin Kwiatkowski, MSLA is also continuing his work at Flight 93 inventorying its landscape features and graphically documenting the development of the landscape since 9/11/2001. Anna Tiburzi, RA and 3rd year MLA, has been sorting through historic photos and plans to develop maps that depict the historic conditions of the Memorial Amphitheater grounds at Arlington National Cemetery that include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Check out our opportunities page for more information about how to get involved!

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