On Saturday, September 17, 2005, beneath the majestic rotunda of San Franciscos City Hall, the California Preservation Foundation honored the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation for their work creating the John Muir National Historic Site Cultural Landscape Report. The National Historic Sites report was one of six cultural resource studies honored by the Foundation for 2005. The award was accepted by Bob Page, Director of the Olmsted Center for Landscape Studies, David Blackburn, Chief of Interpretation and park lead for the landscape report, and the National Historic Sites Superintendent, Martha Lee.
The California Preservation Foundation is the statewide non-profit organization that educates and advocates for the preservation of Californias diverse cultural and architectural heritage.
The two volume Cultural Landscape Report documents the history, significance, and existing conditions of the 335 acre landscape of the National Historic Site. The principal focus of the report was the nine acre agricultural and ornamental landscape that surrounds the parks most prominent feature, the home of the naturalist John Muir. Additionally, the report created an in-depth treatment plan that provides strategies for the park to maintain existing historic features and restore those that are damaged or missing.