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Accession Number PB2013-102928
Title Sense of Place. Design Guidelines for Yosemite National Park.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 344p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract For thousands of years humans have dwelled in Yosemite. It was the first natural area set aside by the federal government for protection of outstanding scenery and has served as a profound inspiration for preservation philosophy in American and world history. Managed as a park since 1864, Yosemite Valley and The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias are landscapes that reflect the complex interplay in the environment between the natural and the human-made. As places set apart, the park and its wondrous settings continue to evoke reverence and awe in all who visit. How do people build on what many consider sacred ground. This has been an ongoing challenge for all who have designed facilities in the park. Within this grand setting, people have created a built environment to protect the parks resources and to facilitate enjoyment of them by generations of visitors. Hundreds of historic buildings and structures complement the natural setting and have become part of the total park identity and visitor experience. The National Park Service (NPS) recognizes that to uphold Yosemite as a special place, new facilities must be designed to be compatible and respectful of the parks natural and cultural setting.
Keywords Design
Environmental protection
National parks
Natural area
Natural resource management
Recreational facilities
Yosemite National Park

Source Agency National Park Service
NTIS Subject Category 48B - Natural Resource Management
91L - Recreation
Corporate Author National Park Service, Yosemite, CA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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