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Preservation Planning for Historic Resources
Preservation planning is a process that organizes preservation activities (identification, evaluation, registration and treatment of historic properties) in a logical sequence. The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Preservation Planning4 discuss the relationship among these activities while the remaining activity standards consider how each activity should be carried out.
The Standards for Planning outline a process that determines when an area should be examined for historic properties, whether an identified property is significant, and how a significant property should be treated. Some steps could include:
Develop a scope of work and establish/seek funding to inventory and document historic resources.
Survey and document the historic resources and cultural landscape elements of the project area and produce Cultural Landscape Reports for each of the four elements that meet criteria.
Research, inventory and document existing conditions, creating a baseline for the landscape and historic elements.
Establish a cultural landscape preservation team (to consult with experts in landscape architecture, landscape archaeology, history, horticulture, planning, architecture, engineering, cultural geography, wildlife ecology, ethnography, interpretation, material and object conservation, landscape maintenance and management).
Research and develop “as-built” period plans documenting the various periods of landscape development and changes in historic appearance during a particular period of ownership, occupancy, or development.
Prepare existing condition plans, sections, photographs, maps, video, or any combination of techniques. All features that contribute to the landscape’s historic character should be recorded.
Assess the integrity of the landscape, and place it within the historic context of similar landscapes.
Consider nomination of Allerton Garden to the State and National Register of Historic Places.
Prepared by: B. Robeson, July 2009
Further information is available at www.nps.gov/history/HPS/pad/PlngStds/index.htm (Accessed 7-25-09).
Lāwa`i Kai Special Subzone Master & Management Plan
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