Re-envisioning the Cultural Landscape Report: Straddling the Nature/Culture Divide at Pecos National Historical Park

Melnick, Robert Z. (2019) Re-envisioning the Cultural Landscape Report: Straddling the Nature/Culture Divide at Pecos National Historical Park. In: 2018 US/ICOMOS Symposium "Forward Together: A Culture-Nature Journey Towards More Effective Conservation in a Changing World", November 13-14, 2018, San Francisco, California. [Conference or Workshop Item]

[img]
Preview
PDF
Melnick-2019-US-ICOMOS-Proceedings.pdf

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract (in English)

PART 1. ADOPTING A LANDSCAPE APPROACH - Taking a Landscape Approach to Integrating Nature and Culture /// As professionals advance the conservation of natural and cultural resources, they often seem to be living in different worlds. Ecologists may pay homage to a landscape’s human history, viewing that history as an ‘invasive species’ interrupting a landscape’s natural systems. Landscape historians may envision the natural systems as a blank canvas upon which the human hand has fashioned a place of beauty, function, and delight. Each of these perspectives – presented in the extreme – leaves a hazy understanding of a landscape’s complexity and true resilience. In the United States, this circumstance, has been nurtured by federal agencies, especially the National Park Service, that built and maintained a wall between the programs, funding and professionals in natural and cultural resources. This results in a myopic view of a landscape’s meaning, value, and needs. Research, planning and stewardship priorities have often favored one side of that border over the other. The result, too often, is the sound of one hand clapping. An innovative approach to this problem is being developed through an on-going Cultural Landscape Report (CLR) project at Pecos National Historical Park in New Mexico. The project team of cultural landscape historians, ecologists, archeologists, and others meets regularly to share professional insights with an emphasis on human history, ecological knowledge and vegetation management. It is a test case for a new vision for a CLR, being developed by partners who listen and learn from each other and work together to create a process and ‘landscape dictionary’ that facilitates crossing the professional and linguistic divide.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Authors:
AuthorsEmail
Melnick, Robert Z.UNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: Cultural landscapes; nature culture integration; natural landscapes; conservation of cultural landscapes; natural heritage; cultural heritage; cultural significance; national parks; criteria; local communities; interdisciplinarity; historians; ecologists; archeologists; heritage professionals; values; evaluation; methodology; presentation; USA
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 06. Cultural Landscapes
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 07. Management
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 18. Mixed sites
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 02. Interpretation
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Pecos National Historical Park, USA; National Park Service, USA
National Committee: USA
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2018 US/ICOMOS Symposium
Depositing User: Mrs Lucile Smirnov
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2020 14:27
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 09:48
References: Babits, L. E. 2013 METT-T, KOCOA, and the principles of war: a template guiding a better understanding of battlefield behavior and detritus. In From these Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War, eds C. R. Geier, D. D. Scott, and L. E. Babits, 262–270. University Press of Florida, Tallahassee FL.



Bennetts, Robert E. 2018. Creating a More Collaborative Culture Within the National Park Service. Unpublished PowerPoint presentation.



Bennetts, R. E., N. Chambers, J. Comiskey, K. James, J. Lawler, K. Legg, E. Matthews, L. Mazzu, R. Ohms, C. Schreier, and J. J. Taylor. 2016. Integration of science and park management: a framework for partnership. Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/NRR—

2016/1230. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.



Encyclopedia Brittanica. https://www.britannica.com/science/ecotone. Accessed 8.3.18.



Kritsonis, Alicia. 2004. Comparison of Change Theories. International Journal of Scholarly Academic Intellectual Diversity. 8:1, pp. 1-7.



Landscape Lines 3: n.d. Landscape Characteristics. Cultural Landscape Guidance Documents. NPS Park Cultural Landscapes Program. Washington, D.C.



Lowenthal, David. 2015. The Past is a Foreign Country – Revisited. Reprinted 2016. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge and New York.



Lunenberg, Fred C. 2010. Approaches to Managing Organizational Change. International Journal of Scholarly Academic Intellectual Diversity. 12:1. Pp. 1-10.



McGilvray, Julie, 2018. Building A Shared Vision and Framework: Cultural Landscape and Vegetation Management. Unpublished PowerPoint presentation.



McNutt, Ryan K. 2014 Finding forgotten fields: a theoretical and methodological framework for historic landscape reconstruction and predictive modelling of battlefield locations in Scotland,

1296–1650. PhD dissertation, Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow.



Melnick, Robert, Z., Daniel Sponn, and Emma Jane Saxe. 1984. Cultural Landscapes: Rural Historic Districts in the National Park System. Washington, DC: USDI, NPS.



National Park Service. 2018. Pecos National Historical Park Vegetation Management Plan and Environmental Assessment. DRAFT



National Park Service. 2013. Cultural Landscape Inventory: Riverine / Hispanic Settlements, Kozlowski’s Trading Post , Forked Lightning Ranch. Pecos National Historical Park. DRAFT



Page, Robert R, Cathy A Gilbert, Susan A Dolan. 1998. A Guide to Cultural Landscape Reports: Contents, Process, and Techniques. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Cultural Resource Stewardship and Partnerships. Park Historic Structures and Cultural

Landscapes Program, Washington, DC.



Sauer. 1925. Morphology of Landscape. Volume 2 of University of California publications in geography. University of California, Berkeley.



Scott, Douglas D. 2018. Glorieta Battlefield: A Military Terrain Analysis. (Draft)



Strickfaden, Charles, Robert E. Bennetts, Jill Cowley, Marie Frias-Sauter. 2015. The Fort Union National Monument Viewshed: A Preliminary Assessment of its Scenic and Historic Integrity.



Swanwick, Carys. 2002. Landscape Character Assessment: Guidance for England and Scotland.(Prepared on behalf of he Countryside Agency and Scottish National heritage). The Countryside Agency, Gloucester and Scottish Natural Heritage, Edinburgh.



Tudor, Christine 2014. An Approach to Landscape Character Assessment. Natural England.

www.gov.uk/natural-england.
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2295

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Metadata

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics

© ICOMOS
http://www.international.icomos.org
openarchive(at)icomos.org