February 23-26, 2020, Waco Texas

Mature trees in Heritage Park

Forth Worth Heritage Park

The 3-day symposium brought together an interdisciplinary field of professionals from Texas and surrounding states to share their insights, experience, and enthusiasm for cultural landscape preservation. Hosted by Preservation in partnership with NCPTT and the National Parks Conservation Association, the symposium addressed the vast expanse of cultural landscapes from the smallest rural settlements to the densest urban environments.

Presented here is an outline of the symposium with links to the presentations and posters.

MONDAY

OPENING PLENARY SESSION
Cultural Landscapes: Places That We Look at Every Day, But Often Don’t Really See, Robert Melnick, MIG

URBAN CULTURAL LANDSCAPES PANEL
Cultural Landscapes of Austin Park System, Kim McNight, City of Austin
Houston: A Case Study, Anna Mod, MacRostie Historic Advisors
Panel Questions

ARCHEOLOGY AND CULTURAL LANDSCAPES PANEL
Tribal Cultural Landscapes: Beyond Archeological Sites, Holly Houghten, Mescalero Apache Tribe
Before the Bomb: Inclusive Archeology in the Cultural Landscape of the Manhattan Project National Historic Site, Rachel Adler, National Park Service
Texas Parks & Wildlife Cultural Landscapes, Dr. Michael Strutt, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Panel Questions

RURAL CULTURAL LANDSCAPES PANEL
Voices from Small Places: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Identifying, Documenting, and Preserving Rural Cultural Landscapes, Dr. Perky Beisel, Stephen F. Austin University
The Texas Freedom Colonies Project: Thick-Mapping Vanishing Black Places, Dr. Andrea Roberts, Texas A&M University
Defend the Adobes: Discriminatory Taxes on Adobe Homes in West Texas, Sandro Canovas, Adobero and Activist
Panel Questions

ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IN CULTURAL LANDSCAPES PANEL
Managing Environmental Change in Cultural Landscapes: Vegetation, Susan Dolan, National Park Service
Managing Environmental Change in Cultural Landscapes: Built Environment, Lauren Meyer, National Park Service
Panel Questions

INTERPRETING CULTURAL LANDSCAPES PANEL
Restoring the Cultural Landscape at Palo Alto Battlefield, Rolando Garza, National Park Service
Interpreting the Cultural Landscape of the Rinconcito de Esperanza and the Surrounding Neighborhood, Dr. Sarah Gould, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center
The Living Landscape of the Guadalupe Mountains, Elizabeth Jackson, National Park Service
Panel Questions

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Stories in Stone: The Texas State Capitol 1882-1888, Daniel Scott, University of Texas
Cultural Landscape of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands, Emily McCuistion, Texas State University

TUESDAY

PLENARY SESSION
Cultural Landscapes: The Development of a National Park Service Perspective, Susan Dolan, National Park Service
Evolving Cultural Landscapes Through the Lens of the National Historic Preservation Act, 1966-2020
Nancy Brown, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (retired)
Cultural Landscapes and the National Register of Historic Places
Greg Smith, Texas Historical Commission
Bringing New Voices to Cultural Landscapes
Cary Dupuy, National Parks Conservation Association; Jenny Burden, Texas by Nature; and Eric Ray, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Archeology of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands, Logan Ralph, Audubon Field Solutions

CASE STUDIES: AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL LANDSCAPES
L.C. Anderson High School Stadium: Segregated Landscape in the Capital City, Rebeka Dobrasko, Texas Department of Transportation
Blackshear Elementary School: A Case Study of Public Memory Versus Documented History in a Historically African American Public Elementary School Campus, Sydney Landers, The University of Texas at Austin
The Melissa Pierce Project: Assessing the Cultural Landscape of Joppa, Texas and the Trinity River, Dr. Katheryn Holliday, The University of Texas at Arlington

CASE STUDIES: MANAGING CULTURAL LANDSCAPE DATA

Management and Use of 3-Dimentional Data within Cultural Landscapes: Reflections from Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Introduction: Use of 3D Date in Carlsbad Caverns, Julie McGilvray, National Park Service
Laser Scanning in Carlsbad Caverns,Malcolm Williamson, University of Arkansas
Using 3D Documentation to Create 2D Maps of Carlsbad Caverns,Kimball Erdmann, University of Arkansas
Creating a Repeatable Method for Viewshed Analysis Using Lidar Data in Carlsbad Caverns, Claire Goreman, Yale University
Potential Future Uses for Laser Scanning Data Collected in Carlsbad Caverns,Erin Gearty, National Park Service

Archaeology of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands (paper), Logan Ralph, Audubon Field Solutions

CASE STUDIES: CULTURAL LANDSCAPE INVESTIGATION AND DOCUMENTATION
The Cultural Landscapes of Georgia O’Keefe, Katherine Boles, University of New Mexico
A River used to Run Through It: The Borderlands Cultural Landscape of the Oñate Crossing in El Paso del Norte, Rachel Feit, Acacia Heritage Consulting

Symposium Closing Remarks, Robert Melnick, MIG

WEDNESDAY
Field sessions at Bassett Farms Conservancy, Kosse, Texas

 

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