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The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation Associate (Intern) will work in cultural landscape preservation and materials conservation to produce a Turf Management Guide for Historic Cemeteries. Supported in part through a grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), the Associate will complete a report documenting the best management practices for places in our national cemeteries where vegetation intersects with historic grave markers and monuments.
Equipment, pesticides and fertilizers, irrigation, and water quality can affect stone, concrete, and marble. Conversely, materials used to restore and maintain historic headstones and monuments can damage soils and vegetation. Building upon the work of a previous Associate focused on monument materials, this Associate will concentrate on turf management, guided by a national advisory group of historic preservationists, landscape architects, and turf-grass scientists. This internship position may be hosted remotely, and applicants with strong writing and research skills and an interest in cultural landscapes are encouraged to apply, regardless of location.
The National Park Service’s Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation works with national parks to manage cultural landscapes and historic structures that reflect our national heritage. The Center provides research, planning, stewardship, and education services to parks in the Northeast Region, from Maine to Virginia. For more information about the internship program see the “Designing the Parks Internship Blog” at https://designingtheparksoclp.wordpress.com/