Atlanta Region Historic Preservation Forum

February  21st, 2017 08:30 AM - February  21st, 2017 12:30 PM

Cator Wolford Gardens at the Frazer Center | 1815 S. Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta GA 30307

The intent of this forum is to demystify cultural landscapes. As such, three speakers with cultural landscape expertise will answer the questions above, as well as explore the types of cultural landscapes in Georgia. This forum will provide an overview of the concept of cultural landscapes and their role in the field of historic preservation. Current references to active cultural landscape documentation programs and methods for identifying and evaluating cultural landscapes will also be discussed. The future of managing cultural landscapes will touch on challenges familiar to the preservation community and look toward how the future must engage youth and make use of new technologies.

Preservation of Cultural Landscapes will feature presentations from Beth Byrd, Section 106 Coordinator, Atlanta Regional Office, National Park Service,Cari Goetcheus, Associate Professor of Historic Preservation, College of Environment and Design, University of Georgia and Leslie Johansen, Environmental Protection Specialist, FEMA, Region IV; formerly Compliance Archaeologist, Historic Preservation.

Proposed Schedule:

8:30 am Arrival Time and Leisure walk through the grounds
9:00 am Introduction in the Atrium
9:30 am Cari Goetcheus - History of Cultural Landscapes
10:00 am Leslie Johansen- Cultural Landscape Current Issues
10:30 am Beth Byrd- Future Challenges for Cultural Landscapes
11:00 pm Discussion
11:45 pm Walk through the gardens and forest

Free and Open to the Public

Parking: parking is limited. We encourage participants to park on South Ponce and enjoy a walk through the garden in advance of the forum Attire: The gardens will be open for touring therefore appropriate footwear is recommended.

Questions or Concerns? Please contact Allison Duncan at or Dana DeLessio at

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