Daily Archives: February 16, 2017

National Association for Olmsted Parks

The National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP), established in 1980, is a coalition of design and preservation professionals, historic property and park managers, scholars, municipal officials, citizen activists, and representatives of numerous Olmsted organizations around the United States. Its concern is the legacy of landscape work left by Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. and the firm continued by his sons.

For more than 30 years, NAOP has raised awareness of the importance of the Olmsted legacy among public officials, community leaders, landscape design professionals, and academics. NAOP encourages scholarship, publishes key reference materials, supports local park restoration, and provides technical assistance to preservation efforts.

The Olmsted legacy needs a strong national advocate. Historic parks and landscapes around the country face multiple threats from development pressure, shrinking municipal budgets, and lack of understanding about the breadth and importance of the Olmsted-designed landscapes.

NAOP is the only national organization solely dedicated to preserving the Olmsted legacy by providing the advocacy, research, and education needed to protect, restore, and maintain these exemplary parks and landscapes.

See especially:


Treasures of New York: City Parks


Published on Sep 10, 2012

Treasures of New York shares the rarely told history of five iconic parks in New York City.

Central Park Documentary


Published on Apr 16, 2013

This is a student project; brief documentary on the history of Central Park and the Central Park Conservancy featuring an interview by Sara Cedar Miller.

I do not own the music used , Kaki King- Dueling Guitars.

The Olmsted Legacy: America’s Urban Parks

George deGolian

Published on Mar 5, 2014

Part 1 of a documentary celebrating the legacy of Fredrick Law Olmsted – designer of Central Park in New York City and many other great urban parks and developments across the United States. Co-written and Directed by George deGolian.

Documentary | Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Lindsay Zelda

Published on Jun 3, 2015

Documentary | Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America videolarını http://www.sitem.com adresinden izleyebilirsiniz. Part 1 of a documentary celebrating the legacy of Fredrick Law Olmsted – designer of Central Park in New York City and many other great urban parks and devel.

Explore the development of the parks and parkways that Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed for Buffalo, New York, beginning in 1868.

With subtitles in Spanish:

Mapping the Future of America’s National Parks: Stewardship Through Geographic Information Systems: Leslie Armstrong, Mark Henry

Demonstrating how geographic information systems (GIS) captures, stores, analyzes, manipulates, updates, and displays all forms of geographically referenced information, this visually stunning book is a unique resource for national park visitors and managers. Filled with colorful maps, charts, and photographs, this book documents the spread of GIS into every corner of the National Park Service and details its use in repairing trails and roads, locating artifacts, restoring American battlefields, guiding development, understanding wildfires, and protecting fragile lands. Dozens of detailed examples illustrate the invaluable role of GIS mapping in national parks.

Senator Markey Speaks in Opposition to Scott Pruitt’s Nomination to Lead the EPA – 2/16/17

Senator Markey

Published on Feb 16, 2017

Inhofe Speaks on Senate Floor in Support of Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator

Senator Jim Inhofe

Published on Feb 16, 2017

California Dam Crisis: Racing to Avoid Environmental Disaster | National Geographic – YouTube

National Geographic

Published on Feb 16, 2017

Workers rush to make repairs at the Oroville Dam in California. Footage courtesy Cal OES, California DWR

Trump Rolls Back Regulations on Coal

Associated Press

Published on Feb 16, 2017

President Donald Trump signed a resolution Thursday rolling back a the Stream Protection Rules — a body of regulations aimed at coal mining near streams. (Feb. 16)