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NAOP Invites ASLA Members to Conservation Conference in DC

Image courtesy of National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP)

The National Association for Olmsted Parks is proud to co-host The Olmsteds’ Conservation Legacy conference on September 9 from 9 am to 1:15 pm ET at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C..

Both Frederick Law Olmsted and his son, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., played a significant role in the establishment and creation of our country’s national parks. This conference will, through a lively array of panel discussions, explore the Olmsted conservation legacy and historic and current challenges to the public land ideal— including displacement, exclusion, public funding and climate change. The conference takes its cue from The Olmsteds and the National Park Service, a Historic Resource Study released by the NPS in 2020.

Co-hosted by the Architect of the Capitol, the program will be broken down into three session:
  1. Olmsted Senior, the Conservation Movement, and the National Parks Idea will feature Dennis Drabell, Rolf Diamant, and Jason Newman.
  2. Olmsted Junior, the Conservation Movement, and State and National Parks will feature Lauren Meier, Elizabeth Hope Cushing, and Sam Hodder.
  3. The Conservation Movement Today: Race, Class, Public Use, and Environmental Protection will feature Alegra “Happy” Haynes, Philip Burnham, Shelton A. Johnson, and Priscilla Solis Ybarra.
The conference will be followed by lunch at the Capitol Visitor Center Cafe and tours of the U.S. Botanic Garden, Bartholdi Fountain, and the U.S. Capitol Grounds.

We encourage you to attend! Registration is free, but space is limited.

Register now!

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