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Cultural Resources

Cultural resources are physical objects or places of past human activity, such as a historic site, object, landscape, structure or even a natural feature of significance to a group of people traditionally associated with it. Such examples can include pioneer homes, buildings or old roads, prehistoric village sites, rock inscriptions, and battlefields. These resources often yield unique information about past societies and environments that are of importance to society today.
Integrating Cultural Resource Preservation at a Landscape Scale

Integrating Cultural Resource Preservation at a Landscape Scale

A collaborative research project sponsored by the National Park Service and the Appalachian LCC seeks to integrate cultural resources, such as historic bridges and Civil War Battlefields, into landscape conservation planning and design to emphasize both natural and cultural resources in defining conservation priorities.

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Cultural Landscapes

Cultural Landscapes

Landscapes, the visible features of an area like mountains or rivers or skylines, house an abundant of riches and dynamic relationships. They can range from thousands of acres of farm land to an historic seaport, from a Civil War battlefield to the pristine wilderness of some of our most cherished national parks. There are natural landscapes and human-dominated landscapes and cultural landscapes.

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