Category: Ecology & Sustainability

Field Notes

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates River Restoration for Boston’s Emerald Necklace 

On November 29, the Boston community celebrated the completion of the Muddy River Flood Risk Management Project.
Conservation & Advocacy

Olmsted parks and places adapt in the face of climate change

As landscapes contend with the realities of climate change, the Olmsted Network and our coalition of partners embrace Olmsted’s nature-based solutions.
Olmsted & the Olmsted Firm

The Olmsteds and the Development of the National Park System

Rolf Diamant— the co-author of "Olmsted and Yosemite: Civil War, Abolition, and the National Park Idea"— explores the Olmsted family's ties to the National Park Service.
Conservation & Advocacy

FLO Honored on Capitol Hill with Tree Dedication Ceremony

Recently, Congress planted a Kentucky coffeetree to memorialize Frederick Law Olmsted's powerful impact on the U.S. Capitol Grounds and America's physical and social fabric.
Conservation & Advocacy

The Olmsteds’ Conservation Legacy 

The Olmsteds' Conservation Legacy aired on C-SPAN in 2022.
Ecology & Sustainability

A Path Forward: Finding a Solution to Stormwater Runoff

Olmsted Linear Park in Atlanta, GA, works with local partners to address issues like stormwater runoff.
Ecology & Sustainability

Biltmore’s Bass Pond: Re-Creating the Missing Island

Biltmore’s horticulture team restores an original “islet” in Bass Pond.
Conservation & Advocacy

Midway Plaisance Advisory Council faces threatened destruction of wetland

In the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, development continues to threaten Frederick Law Olmsted’s historic parklands.
Ecology & Sustainability

Concert Grove and London Planes – A Look Inside Prospect Park

Prospect Park Gardener, Jesse Brody, here muses on the London Plane Tree that provides the canopy in Prospect Park’s Concert Grove.
Ecology & Sustainability

Olmsted’s Leadership in Fostering Livable Communities

Ecology & Sustainability

Fairsted Plant List Inspires Horticulture Conference

Ecology & Sustainability

Parks Benefit the Public’s Health in Myriad Ways