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Wild Horses on Public Lands

By Jane Lennon August 3, 2020

The USA and Australia share a common problem with wild horses causing environmental damage to conservation areas in large landscapes – both public lands reserved as national parks and rangelands. Mustangs and brumbies, the name for their counterparts in Australia, while often seen as an iconic symbol of the open landscape, are a daunting problem for land managers.

Naturecultures Dialogue: Connecting Practice

Since 2013, ICOMOS and IUCN have been conducting ‘Connecting Practice’ – a joint project aimed at developing new methods and conservation strategies that recognize and sustain the interconnected character of the natural, cultural, and social values of World Heritage sites.

US Public Lands: Where to Now?

While the big excitement is the passage of the America’s Great Outdoors Act, there is a lot more happening on our public lands and most of it is not good news. Negative impact include the shrinking of our national monuments as well as proposals for energy extraction and the roll back of regulatory protections.These actions leave cultural and natural resources vulnerable to destruction. But what about the future, where should we be heading?

Interview with Dr. Marcy Rockman

By Living Landscape Observer July 2, 2020

Interested in learning more about the intersection of climate change and cultural resource management? Read our interview with Dr. Marcy Rockman, an archaeologist with experience in national and international climate change policy. Dr. Rockman is currently working with the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) as Scientific Coordinator for a project to improve incorporation of heritage in reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). From 2011 – 2018, she served as the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator for Cultural Resources.

World Rural Landscapes Principles: Communicating and transmitting the heritage and Values of Rural Landscapes

By Jane Lennon June 28, 2020

In this final issue on these principles, we consider the essential need to communicate with the general public about the principles showing how heritage values in rural landscapes have been identified and protected through collaborative planning, research and action on the ground with all the stakeholders involved. Transmitting historical information through archival, academic and local […]