Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation
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.
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
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This academic year, five students in the Department of Landscape Architecture have been working with the Center on cultural landscape preservation research. Allison Perry (1st year, MLA) is the student lead on the Center's project with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to develop pilot cultural landscape inventories along the National Historic Landmark New York State Barge Canal. Four students are working in Professor Aidan Ackerman's digital modeling lab. Sara Constantineau (2nd year, MLA) is modeling how forest growth has obscured the historic view of the Hudson River from the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park, NY. Jessica Mink and Sarah Beaver (2nd year, MLA) are furthering work on simulations showing change over time in the Memorial Groves at the Flight 93 Memorial in Stoystown, PA and a Norway spruce-crab apple allée at Eisenhower National Historic Site in Gettysburg, PA. Chien-Yu Lin (Landscape Architecture Ph.D. Candidate) is continuing work begun by Sarah Constantineau on modeling the reestablishment of a historic orchard at the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook, NY.
For more information about how to get involved check our opportunities page.
Historic Preservation and Oakwood Cemetery Lecture Recordings Now Available!
Over the past Spring semester, the ESF Friends of Oakwood and CCLP hosted a spectacular virtual lecture series on Historic Preservation and Oakwood Cemetery. You can view the recordings of these lectures here:
Lecture 1 - Oakwood and the Rural Cemetery Movement
Lecture 2 - The Past and Future of Cemeteries
Lecture 3 - So Oakwood is Landmarked - What Does That Mean?