The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) was created in 2000 to document our country’s significant landscapes. Much progress has been made in identifying cultural landscapes but more work is needed to document these designed and vernacular places.
The HALS Short Format History guidelines and digital template may be downloaded from the National Park Service’s HALS website. Short format histories should be submitted by July 31, 2021.
For more information on the 2021 HALS Challenge, please see The Field. Each month between now and the July 31 HALS Challenge deadline, ASLA will be showcasing historic Black landscapes that have already been documented for HALS on The Field. Please add the landscapes you plan to submit to the a spreadsheet in our Google drive, so people can keep track of what’s already planned for submission. You can access that here.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 entries.
Good luck and thank you for helping to preserve American landscapes!
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