Marsh-Billings National Historical Park
Personnel: Leslie A. Morrissey and James Morrissey
Cooperators: Nora Mitchell and Kyle Jones, National Park Service
Marsh-Billings National Historical Park is the first unit of the
national park system to focus on the theme of conservation history
and the changing nature of land stewardship in America. Frederick
Billings created the estate in the late 19th century as a progressive
dairy and a professionally managed forest following the principles
of land stewardship espoused by George Perkins Marsh. The park
represents more than a century of careful land management.
In conjunction with the National Park Service, we have initiated research to document historical changes in the landscape of the park, devise a forest stand map, and integrate existing spatial information within a geographic information system. During the second phase, a forest stand inventory will be conducted.