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    Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller

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GPM Interns 2014

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Note: most of the following files are in PDF format, which requires Adobe Reader for viewing. Download it for free here.

Reflections on Environmental History with a Human Face: Experiences from a New National Park Rolf Diamant (pdf - 822kb)

  • This article is intended to provoke thought on the management of historic places and the challenge of making them exciting, relevant centers of learning. It was published in the journal Environmental History, volume 8(4), October 2003, published jointly by the Forest History Society and the American Society for American History.

Inheriting Mt. Tom, John Elder, Orion: People and Nature (pdf - 2.3mb)

Conservation with a Human Face: Re-Considering Stewardship, Rolf Diamant, David A. Donath, and Nora J. Mitchell, History News (pdf - 856kb)

(Related reports and articles by the the NPS Conservation Study Institute.)



  • Note: clicking on the following links will bring you to another nps.gov website where the reports are hosted.

Cultural Landscape Report for the Mansion Grounds, Volume 1, Site History (18.70mb)

Cultural Landscape Report for the Mansion Grounds, Volume 2, Existing Conditions & Analysis (13.91mb)

Cultural Landscape Report for the Mansion Grounds, Volume 3, Treatment (14.11mb)

  • Volume 1, Site History is available for purchase at the park bookstore ($24.95 plus tax). Phone orders are accepted at 802-457-3368 ext 22.

Hardcopies of all three volumes are available for viewing at the Carriage Barn Visitor Center; alternately, please contact the park curator at 802-457-3368 ext 12 for more information regarding the reports.

Did You Know?

Black and white Carleton Watkins photograph, showing Yosemite's massive granite Cathedral Rock. Billings Family Archives.

Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. wrote to George Perkins Marsh in 1857, asking his advice on promoting "free soil" settlement in Texas to challenge the westward expansion of slavery. Strongly anti-slavery, both men would also champion land stewardship and public access to places like Yosemite Valley.