The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Open Season on Open Space focuses on nationally significant cultural landscapes, large and small, throughout the United States. The sites, some of which are protected under the Antiquities Act, are threatened by confiscation, development, energy and resource extraction, and other incompatible uses.
Open Season on Open Space
Monetization of Open Space
Parks that were originally designed primarily for respite and passive enjoyment are coming under pressure to generate revenue, whether through private commercial development in urban settings or resource extraction, such as mining, in national monuments and wilderness areas.Learn More
Federally designated national monuments and wilderness areas are losing their protection and will be subject to resource extraction.Learn More
Detrimental Effects of Shadow
The loosening of building-height restrictions is literally casting shadows over parks and open spaces, diminishing available light for both plants and human enjoyment.Learn More
Freedom of movement and equal public access to parkland are being threatened by the sale and/or privatization of parkland held in public trust.Learn More
Devaluation of Cultural Lifeways
Landscapes are often palimpsests that contain the remnants of many different cultures, often spanning multiple generations. The legacy of these cultural lifeways is being lost through the incompatible development of open space.Learn More
The goal of Landslide® is to draw immediate and lasting attention to threatened landscapes and unique features.
Landslide sparks debate—revealing the value of everyday places—encouraging informed community-based stewardship decisions. Landslide both highlights and monitors at-risk landscapes and annual thematic listings to save this heritage for future generations. Through web-based news stories, travelling exhibitions, and print publications, Landslide reveals the value of these often forgotten landscapes.Learn More