Cultural landscapes are distinctive landscapes that have been shaped by humans through the conscious or unconscious manipulation of natural systems. They can range in scale from small gardens or parks; to farmsteads and country estates; to towns and villages; to broad regional areas. Cultural landscapes can be intentionally designed or can be everyday vernacular landscapes that have evolved over time. The social and cultural attitudes of individuals, families or communities are reflected through cultural landscapes, and their understanding can be central to an understanding of our civilization.
Heritage Strategies has extensive experience in identifying and developing recommendations for the preservation and rehabilitation of significant cultural landscapes, including national park properties, academic campuses, battlefields, and rural estates.