The National Park Service defines a cultural Landscape as: “A geographic area, including both cultural and natural resources and the wildlife or domestic animals therein, associated with a historic event, activity, or person or exhibiting other cultural or aesthetic values.” Read more
This study combines tangible evidence of an important historical event, and speaks to the intangible qualities of the time through the telling of the everyday life of the people. Guanacaste-Cultural-Landscape-Study.pdf
Within academia, any system of interaction between human activity and natural habitat is regarded as a cultural landscape. As tourists, we interact with cultural landscapes all the time.
Cultural Resources are parts of the environment that people ascribe significance because it relates to a practice or beliefs of a living community. They can be artifacts, petroglyphs, buildings, and landscapes, or historical records, social institutions, folklife, and expressive culture.
The significant story of Gualala, California, between 1863 and 1906, is the industrialization of lumber and the development of a single company town.