Marsh-Billings National Historical Park
Woodstock, Vermont


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.