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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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PHOTO CAPTION: SARA CONSTANTINEAU USES LIDAR DATA IN RHINOCEROS TO ASSESS HOW TREE
CANOPY HEIGHTS ARE IMPACTING THE HISTORIC VIEW OF THE HUDSON RIVER FROM THE HOME OF
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT IN HYDE PARK, NEW YORK.
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.
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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: