Preservation Summer School

Conference Sessions

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Sessions are designed to enhance the knowledge of preservation professionals, as well as individuals actively involved in community preservation. If you have a particular passion, select a track and select sessions with the appropriate icon. Want an at-a-glance session schedule for reference? Click here to download and print. (When you register, you'll receive a confirmation with your schedule.)

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Identify, Quantify, Engage: Utilizing GIS to Bring Preservation to the People

How do we empower citizen advocates to take effective action, inform decision-making and advocate for positive outcomes? Learn more about two powerful resources accessible to all, the PA SHPO's PA SHARE: Pennsylvania’s Historic and Archaeological Resource Exchange and NatureServe, an award-winning platform that seeks to provide easy access to accurate, current scientific and conservation information. A special case study details the work of the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership, which has worked for two years to identify valuable places for conservation, including national historic landmarks, scenic byways, and American Battlefield Protection Program study areas.
Jake Leizear, GIS Fellow for Chesapeake Conservancy and National Park Service, Chesapeake Bay Office
Noël Strattan, PA SHPO, CRGIS Coordinator
Merrick Berg, PA SHPO IT Project Manager