Convergence of Local Agriculture with National Historic Presentation
The eighth president of the United States was a “gentleman farmer” who practiced progressive farming methods and saw his farm as an expression of his political and personal values. Lindenwald, as he called it, is Martin Van Buren’s estate and is known today as the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site.
The LA Group assisted the National Park Service in writing a General Management Plan for this important historic site. The plan was the first comprehensive strategy for the park since the 1970s. The plan identifies strategies for resource protection and visitor services, grounds and facilities, and addresses the impacts of development proposals on adjacent lands. The plan also encompasses a boundary expansion of approximately 300-acres.
The plan also evaluates the historic resources of the site, the status of those resources, and the possibilities for future management alternatives. The General Management Plan proposes the best long-term management direction for the park.
- Preparation of the General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
- Development of management alternatives and cost estimates
- Completion of Environmental Impact and Mitigation Measures