Field Work and Research Information

The Archaeology, History and Museum Division of California State Parks promotes the importance of education about our common cultural heritages and encourages public responsibility in the protection and preservation of cultural resources on Park lands and elsewhere.  Use these links below to learn more.

Orchard Survey 2008

The CDPR Cultural Stewardship Program conducted an on-line survey of state parks with orchards and fruit trees.  Historic orchards and fruit trees are newly recognized types of cultural landscape resources, and more information is now available for their management.  In 2008, the National Park Service (NPS) Cultural Landscapes Program will publish a historic context study of orchards throughout the United States from 1600 until the present. Go to Survey Webpage