Cultural Landscape Report

Abbreviation: CLR

Like the HSR, a cultural landscape report (CLR) provides a guide for treating the historically important cultural landscape and is the primary tool for its long-term management. Organized like the HSR, the CLR presents the site’s developmental history and recommendations for treatment and use. Supplemental information for the appendix is similar to that for an HSR and includes a bibliography, references, field survey data, maps, photographs, technical reports, and copies of relevant historic documents.

Historic sites or landscapes are considered cultural landscapes when they are defined as significant for their association with a historic event, activity, or person, and may include battlefields, historic campgrounds, trails, and farms, but also historic scenes, designed landscapes, vernacular landscapes, and ethnographic landscapes. Harder to define than historic buildings, or even groups of buildings in historic districts, cultural landscapes include larger areas of interest where details of the human story or the impact of cultural settlement are evident.[1]


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