VIII.   FORMAT

Standard report formats can accommodate historic landscape studies by adding discussions of specific landscape characteristics in the historical overview and resource description sections, tailoring the discussion to the resources present. For example, the following outline could serve as an appropriate format for many landscape studies:

I. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
II. PROJECT DESCRIPTION
III. RESEARCH METHODS
IV. HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

(As appropriate for the resource, discuss the historic processes that influenced historic development of an area. These processes will generally come under one or more of the following categories.)

A. Design
B. Land use activities C. Spatial patterns
D. Response to the natural environment
E. Cultural traditions
F. Historic events or individuals

V. DESCRIPTION OF RESOURCES

(As appropriate, discuss the physical components of the landscape, both natural and built features, which will generally include many or all of the following categories.)

A. Spatial organization and land patterns
B. Topography
C. Vegetation
D. Circulation
E. Water features
F. Buildings and structures
G. Site furnishings and objects
H. Visual character and intangible qualities

VI. STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE

(Include statements specifically addressing the National Register criteria and the elements of integrity. For landscapes which appear to be eligible, describe the boundaries, define the period of significance, and list contributing and noncontributing elements.)

VII. CONCLUSIONS
VIII. ENDNOTES
IX. BIBLIOGRAPHY
X. APPENDICES:

A. Photographs
B. Maps
C. Inventory forms, if appropriate
D. Other attachments

(Include any additional pertinent documentation, such as copies of historic documents or correspondence.)

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