Scale and Stewardship: Designating Large Landscapes as Local Landmarks


Historic preservation commissions are increasingly paying attention to large landscapes as historic resources. Such cultural landscapes may encompass acres of farmland, miles of roads, or sections of forests. Considering a landscape as a historic district may require preservationists and the public to use a new perspective. In this session, panelists will discuss large landscapes considered significant historic resources and discuss the review and management issues they present.

CE Credits:
Jul 16, 2022 1:00 PM

Helen Erickson

Helen Erickson, Panelist. Helen Erickson, MLA, teaches preservation planning at the University of Arizona. Her area of specialization is the analysis and documentation of historic landscapes, and Helen is the national liaison for the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Historic American Landscapes Survey. After serving for eight years as a member of the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commissions, she now serves the commission as a Citizen Advisor.

Sarah Graulty

Sarah Graulty, Panelist. Sarah Graulty is a preservation planner based in Bath, ME. She is part of the Watertown Cultural Resource team, and in this position she is in consultation and negotiation with SHPOs, government officials, and consulting parties; she supports Section 106, NEPA and other applicable federal, state, and local historic preservation reviews for public and private sector clients; and she identifies and evaluates historic properties, and assesses project-related impacts. She formerly worked for Heritage Landscapes, where her projects concerned a variety of landscape types for a range of clients, from small private museums to municipalities to the National Park Service.


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