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To provide observations and information on the emerging fields of landscape scale conservation, heritage preservation, and sustainable community development.

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Research and Writing

Scholars and practitioners from a wide variety of fields have commented on living landscapes – whether from a scientific, cultural, historical or interdisciplinary perspective. A key part of the Living Landscape Observer  is capturing this writing and aiding in its dissemination. This section of the site is a work-in-progress so please send us materials to include.

Resources are grouped according to three broad categories:

Large Landscape Conservation

World Rural Landscape Initiative

National Heritage Areas

Also, please visit our Websites of General Interest section. It features links to a mix of organizations, programs and projects that address the conservation of living landscapes.