Cultural Landscape Inventories

As the U.S. population grows and development intensifies, the identification and evaluation of historic landscapes is increasingly critical to preservation planning. Cultural landscape inventories and evaluations are now frequent components of Section 106 reports and county-wide preservation efforts.

We are especially proud of our eight-state assessment of sites associated with the Cherokee Trail of Tears. Conducted for the National Park Service, the Trail of Tears survey includes roadbeds, campsites and ferry landings. Likewise, we surveyed the historic Natchez Trace, discovering and documenting lost sections of this 200-year-old road system. Our work has also included cultural landscape assessments of the Buffalo National River and Ozark National Scenic Riverways. A recent cultural landscape study was for the Route 66 Scenic Byway between Needles and Barstow, California.

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