DoD Legacy Resource Management Program Collection

Part of: OSD Cultural Resources Program Collection

In 1990, Congress passed legislation establishing the Legacy Resource Management Program to provide financial assistance to the Department of Defense (DoD) for installation-specific efforts to preserve our natural and cultural heritage. In 1996, the Legacy Resource Management Program was significantly amended by the National Defense Authorization Act, Public Law 104-201, Section 2694 of title 10 to focus on DoD-wide national and regional projects. The program assists DoD in protecting and enhancing resources while enabling military readiness. A Legacy project may involve regional ecosystem management initiatives, habitat preservation efforts, archaeological investigations, invasive species control, Native American consultations, and/or monitoring and predicting migratory patterns of birds and animals.

Three principles guide the Legacy program: stewardship, leadership, and partnership. Stewardship initiatives assist DoD in safeguarding its irreplaceable resources for future generations. By embracing a leadership role as part of the program, the Department serves as a model for respectful use of natural and cultural resources. Through partnerships, the program strives to access the knowledge and talents of individuals outside of DoD.

For more information, please visit: https://www.denix.osd.mil/legacy/index.html


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2006 DoD Cultural Resources Workshop Proceedings (Legacy 06-294) 2008 DoD Historic Building Conference (Legacy 08-387) 20th-Century Building Materials and Suitable Substitutes for Exterior Finishes and Roofs (Legacy 15-707) 20th-Century Building Materials and Suitable Substitutes: Windows Visual Guide (Legacy 13-707) After the Smoke Clears: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Assessing the Effect of Wildland Fires on Traditional Cultural Properties (Legacy 07-370) Airplanes, Combat and Maintenance Crews, and Air Bases: The WWII and Early Cold War Architectural Legacy of Hollman Air Force Base 1942-1962 (Legacy 93-0786) Antiterrorism Measures for Historic Properties (Legacy 03-176)
  • Antiterrorism Measures for Historic Properties (Legacy 03-176)
    PROJECT Julie Webster.

    The objectives of this study were to: identify common circumstances in which Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 4-010-01 undertakings for minimum antiterrorism (AT) standards for DoD building will conflict with the requirements of the NHPA, and; develop specific guidelines that will help installation command, AT, cultural resources, and facilities personnel to rapidly resolve those conflicts in a way that satisfies both sets of requirements.

  • Antiterrorism Measures for Historic Properties - Report (Legacy 03-176) (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Julie Webster. Patrick Reicher. Gordon Cohen.

    The objectives of this study were to: identify common circumstances in which Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 4-010-01 undertakings for minimum antiterrorism (AT) standards for DoD building will conflict with the requirements of the NHPA, and; develop specific guidelines that will help installation command, AT, cultural resources, and facilities personnel to rapidly resolve those conflicts in a way that satisfies both sets of requirements.

Archaeological Collection Sampling and Discard Protocols (Legacy 16-789)
  • Archaeological Collection Sampling and Discard Protocols (Legacy 16-789)
    PROJECT Brian Crane.

    This project developed guidance on how to slow the growth in volume of materials requiring long-term curation and allow for future efficient management of collections of undetermined, little or no research potential. Guidance is given to relate collection management plans to associated project research designs. These guidelines should be distributed to DoD cultural resources subject matter experts and cultural resources managers for implementation. The best practices presented would be...

  • Archaeological Collection Sampling and Discard Protocols - Report (Legacy 16-789) (2018)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Brian Crane.

    This report provides guidance on how to slow the growth in volume of materials requiring long-term curation and allow for future efficient management of collections of undetermined, little or no research potential.

Archaeological Collections and Curation Facilities Assessment (Legacy 92-0304) Archaeological Collections Management Procedures (Legacy 06-319)
  • Archaeological Collections Management Procedures (Legacy 06-319)
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Courtney Williams

    This guidance document for archaeological collections management and curation for Department of Defense Service installations gives an overview of current collection management policies and procedures and presents best practices in each area of curation. The recommended policies and practices are designed to minimize costs while maximizing the research, education, and cultural heritage value of Federal collections in accordance with 36 CFR Part 79, Curation of Federally Owned and Administered...

  • Archaeological Collections Management Procedures - Report (Legacy 06-319) (2010)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kerry Sagebiel. Kelly Jenks. Teresita Majewski. Lauren Jelinek.

    This guidance document for archaeological collections management and curation for Department of Defense Service installations gives an overview of current collection management policies and procedures and presents best practices in each area of curation. The recommended policies and practices are designed to minimize costs while maximizing the research, education, and cultural heritage value of Federal collections in accordance with 36 CFR Part 79, Curation of Federally Owned and Administered...

An Archaeological Curation Needs Assessment [Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Virginia, and Maryland] (Legacy 94-0343)
  • An Archaeological Curation Needs Assessment [Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Virginia, and Maryland] (Legacy 94-0343)
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Courtney Williams

    This document reports on a survey of archaeological collections and associated documentation generated from archaeological investigations conducted within the boundaries of 18 military installations located in Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Virginia, and Wyoming. The study found that most collections require at least partial rehabilitation to comply with 36 CFR Part 79, Curation of Federally-Owned and Administered Archaeological Collections.

  • An Archaeological Curation Needs Assessment [Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Virginia, and Maryland] (Legacy 94-0343) (1999)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kelly Holland-Wissehr. Kenneth L. Shingleton. Jeremy L. Goldstein. Mary J. Bade. Sylvia Yu.

    This document reports on a survey of archaeological collections and associated documentation generated from archaeological investigations conducted within the boundaries of 18 military installations located in Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Virginia, and Wyoming. The study found that most collections require at least partial rehabilitation to comply with 36 CFR Part 79, Curation of Federally-Owned and Administered Archaeological Collections.

Archaeological Curation Needs Assessment for Army National Guard Collections in the Western United States (Legacy 99-1876) An Archaeological Curation Needs Assessment for the U.S. Navy, Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (Legacy 99-1819) An Archaeological Curation Needs Assessment of Military Installations in Select Western States (Legacy 97-0076)
  • An Archaeological Curation Needs Assessment of Military Installations in Select Western States (Legacy 97-0076)
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Courtney Williams

    This assessment reviewed all active military installations in Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and the District of Columbia (86 facilities, including research firms, public and private museums, military installations, university lab/curation facilities, and government agencies). The document presents recommendations for compliance with 36 CFR Part 79.

  • An Archaeological Curation Needs Assessment of Military Installations in Select Western States - Report (Legacy 97-0076) (2000)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Susan S. Felix. Amy E. Halpin. Eugene A. Marino. Steve McSween. D. Lynn Murdoch. Julia A. Samerdyke. Kenneth L. Shingleton. Sylvia Yu.

    This assessment reviewed all active military installations in Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and the District of Columbia (86 facilities, including research firms, public and private museums, military installations, university lab/curation facilities, and government agencies). The document presents recommendations for compliance with 36 CFR Part 79.

Archaeological Investigation and Remote Operated Vehicle Documentation: Confederate Commerce Raider CSS Alabama (Legacy 02-109) Archaeological Remote Sensing Survey of Operation Neptune: The D-Day Landings at Omaha and Utah Beaches, Normandy, France (Legacy 01-131) Archaeology and Bioarchaeology of the United States (Legacy 94-0008)
  • Archaeology and Bioarchaeology of the United States (Legacy 94-0008)
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Courtney Williams

    This project resulted in various studies of archaeology and bioarchaeology throughout the United States.

  • Archaeology and Bioarchaeology of the Northern Woodlands - Report (Legacy 94-0008) (1997)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Elizabeth Benchley. Blane Nansel. Clark Dobbs. Susan Thurston Myster. Barbara O'Connell.

    This overview study is intended to provide a summary of what is known about the archaeology of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota as an aid to CRMs. After reviewing the physical setting, culture history, and bioarchaeology of the region by state, a final integrative chapter proposes a series of adaptation types which crosscut traditional political and temporal boundaries.

  • Archaeology and Paleoecology of the Central Great Plains - Report (Legacy 94-0008) (1996)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Mary Adair. Matthew Hill. Jack Hofman. William Johnson. Karolyn Kinsey. William Lees. Brad Logan. Larry Martin. Douglas Owsley. Kyeong Park. Karin Bruwelheide.

    This report provides a summary of the current and past environments of northern Kansas, Nebraska, and northeast Colorado (the Central Great Plains), providing a framework within which to review and discuss changes in prehistoric and historic subsistence economies, technologies, mobility/sedentism, organization, and group interactions. A traditional cultural historical summary is provided for the region from about 20,000 years ago to the historic period.

  • Archaeology and Paleoecology of the Central Great Plains - Report (Legacy 94-0008) (1996)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text George Grison. Robert Mainfort.

    This report is a review of the 12,000 years of human occupation in the Northwestern Great Plains states of Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Synthesis of the archaeological and bioarchaeological resources under the guise of human adaptation types revealed significant gaps that should be addressed by future research.

The Architecture of the Department of Defense - A Military Style Guide (Legacy 10-129) Assessing Cultural Resources on U.S. Military Installations through the Application of Criterion B (Legacy 10-347)
  • Assessing Cultural Resources on U.S. Military Installations through the Application of Criterion B (Legacy 10-347)
    PROJECT Jayne Aaron.

    This project created guidance on the use of Criterion B eligibility under the NRHP including methods for identification of properties that may be listed under Criterion B, and guidelines to assess a property's significance under Criterion B through a written history. A case study from Marine Corps Base Quantico, management recommendations, and five principles to guide mitigation measures for adverse effects to properties eligible under Criterion B are included.

  • Assessing Cultural Resources on U.S. Military Installations through the Application of Criterion B - Report (Legacy 10-347) (2011)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jayne Aaron. Karstin Carmany-George.

    This document offers guidance on the use of Criterion B eligibility under the NRHP including methods for identification of properties that may be listed under Criterion B, and guidelines to assess a property's significance under Criterion B through a written history. A case study from Marine Corps Base Quantico, management recommendations, and five principles to guide mitigation measures for adverse effects to properties eligible under Criterion B are included.

Assessing the Quality of In-field Archaeological Artifact Analyses (Legacy 11-157) An Assessment of Archaeological Data Quality (Legacy 07-353)
  • An Assessment of Archaeological Data Quality (Legacy 07-353)
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Courtney Williams

    This pilot study explores issues involved in the quality of archaeological data used by the Department of Defense to comply with Federal statutes and regulations. The goal was to determine the potential value and benefit of establishing key quality indicators for archaeological data by examining the statistical implications of current approaches to finding and defining archaeological sites and the effects of these approaches on data quality.

  • An Assessment of Archaeological Data Quality - Report (Legacy 07-353) (2008)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael Heinlen. Christopher Nagle. Jeffrey Altschul.

    This pilot study explores issues involved in the quality of archaeological data used by the Department of Defense to comply with Federal statutes and regulations. The goal was to determine the potential value and benefit of establishing key quality indicators for archaeological data by examining the statistical implications of current approaches to finding and defining archaeological sites and the effects of these approaches on data quality.

The Beartail Rockshelter Legacy Project (Legacy 95-0597)
  • The Beartail Rockshelter Legacy Project (Legacy 95-0597)
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Courtney Williams

    This report describes excavations over three seasons at Beartail Rockshelter at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, including the natural and cultural history of the region with an emphasis on the late Pleistocene and early Holocene environmental and cultural setting for the area; a review and discussion of the material remains recovered from the excavations; discussion of several special analyses including palynological study, radiocarbon dating, and geomorphological analysis of site sediments; and...

  • The Beartail Rockshelter Legacy Project - Report (Legacy 95-0597) (1997)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Charles Hubbert. Michael Collins. Scott Meeks. Catherine Meyer. Paul Goldberg.

    This report describes excavations over three seasons at Beartail Rockshelter at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, including the natural and cultural history of the region with an emphasis on the late Pleistocene and early Holocene environmental and cultural setting for the area; a review and discussion of the material remains recovered from the excavations; discussion of several special analyses including palynological study, radiocarbon dating, and geomorphological analysis of site sediments; and...

Best Practices: Managing Traditional Resources on Department of Defense Lands (Legacy 08-406) Blueprints for the Citizen Soldier: A National Historic Context Study of United States Army Reserve Centers (Legacy 06-295) The Built Environment of Cold War Era Servicewomen (Legacy 05-194)
  • The Built Environment of Cold War Era Servicewomen (Legacy 05-194)
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Courtney Williams

    This study examines the history and evolution of the built environment of Cold War era servicewomen to provide a historic context for use in identifying and evaluating aspects of historic buildings, landscapes, and properties associated with Cold War Era servicewomen that may be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

  • The Built Environment of Cold War Era Servicewomen - Report (Legacy 05-194) (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Dawn Morrison. Susan Enscore.

    This study examines the history and evolution of the built environment of Cold War era servicewomen to provide a historic context for use in identifying and evaluating aspects of historic buildings, landscapes, and properties associated with Cold War Era servicewomen that may be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Cast Down Your Bucket Where You Are: An Ethnohistorical Study of the African-American Community on the Lands of Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, 1865-1918 (Legacy 92-0067) Cold War Needs Assessment (Legacy 98-1754)
  • Cold War Needs Assessment (Legacy 98-1754)
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Courtney Williams

    This document is an agency-wide DoD framework for evaluating Cold War properties by reviewing methods used in 11 completed interservice Cold War building and structure evaluations.

  • Cold War Needs Assessment - Report (Legacy 98-1754) (2000)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Courtney Williams

    This document is an agency-wide DoD framework for evaluating Cold War properties by reviewing methods used in 11 completed interservice Cold War building and structure evaluations.

Coming in from the Cold: Military Heritage in the Cold War (Legacy 92-TA0010) Commander's Guide to Archaeological Curation (Legacy 00-107)
  • Commander's Guide to Archaeological Curation (Legacy 00-107)
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Courtney Williams

    This workbook is intended for use by installation personnel with limited personnel for archaeological collection care but who have responsibilities for the long-term care of these collections. This document is intended as an easy-to-understand "roadmap" on installation responsibilities under the law and procedures for curating archaeological collections.

  • Commander's Guide to Archaeological Curation - Presentation (Legacy 00-107) (2005)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District.

    This presentation is about a guide intended for use by installation personnel with limited personnel for archaeological collection care but who have responsibilities for the long-term care of these collections.

  • Commander's Guide to Archaeological Curation - Workbook (Legacy 00-107) (2005)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text US Army Corps of Engineers, St Louis District.

    This workbook is intended for use by installation personnel with limited personnel for archaeological collection care but who have responsibilities for the long-term care of these collections. This document is intended as an easy-to-understand "roadmap" on installation responsibilities under the law and procedures for curating archaeological collections.

Conservation of H.L. Hunley and its Associated Artifacts (Legacy 05-106)
  • Conservation of H.L. Hunley and its Associated Artifacts (Legacy 05-106)
    PROJECT James W. Hunter.

    This report describes work performed in 2005 to assess corrosion of the submarine's hull, which led to the expansion of the H.L. Hunley's cathodic protection system to the interior of the submarine's ballast tanks. A significant number of complex and fragile artifacts associated with the Hunley were conserved.

  • Conservation of H.L. Hunley and its Associated Artifacts - Report (Legacy 05-106) (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text James W. Hunter.

    This report describes work performed in 2005 to assess corrosion of the submarine's hull, which led to the expansion of the H.L. Hunley's cathodic protection system to the interior of the submarine's ballast tanks. A significant number of complex and fragile artifacts associated with the Hunley were conserved.

Constructing a Regional Historical Context for Terminal Pleistocene/Early Holocene Archaeology of the North-Central Mojave Desert (Legacy 07-349) The Cultural Resource Manager's Guide to the Engineer's Energy Toolkit (Legacy 11-360) Cultural Resources Best Management Practices (Legacy 07-365)
  • Cultural Resources Best Management Practices (Legacy 07-365)
    PROJECT Heather Wagner.

    This project provides practical information to professionals who are new to the world of DoD Cultural Resources Management, creative ideas to experienced colleagues, and also to members of garrison leadership who may not be familiar with what they should and can expect from a cultural resources program that understands the relationship between stewardship and mission requirements.

  • Cultural Resources Best Management Practices - Calendar (Legacy 07-365) (2008)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Heather Wagner.

    This Heritage Outreach Planning Calendar template was designed for use by DoD installation cultural resources managers.

  • Cultural Resources Best Management Practices - Guide (Legacy 07-365) (2008)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Heather Wagner.

    This project provides practical information to professionals who are new to the world of DoD Cultural Resources Management, creative ideas to experienced colleagues, and also to members of garrison leadership who may not be familiar with what they should and can expect from a cultural resources program that understands the relationship between stewardship and mission requirements.

Cultural Resources Job Descriptions and Position Classification Standards (Legacy 15-713)
  • Cultural Resources Job Descriptions and Position Classification Standards (Legacy 15-713)
    PROJECT Megan Tooker.

    This project highlights two objectives: (1) to research and develop new job descriptions for architectural historian, cultural resources manager (CRM), and historic preservationist technician/specialist, and (2) to review the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) current job classifications for architectural historians, historic preservationists, and CRMs and then present a plan to improve the hiring process for those positions by recommending changes and additions to job classifications.

  • Cultural Resources Job Descriptions and Position Classification Standards - Presentation (Legacy 15-713) (2018)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Megan Tooker. Dawn Morrison. Adam Smith.

    This presentation describes a project with two objectives: (1) to research and develop new job descriptions for architectural historian, cultural resources manager (CRM), and historic preservationist technician/specialist, and (2) to review the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) current job classifications for architectural historians, historic preservationists, and CRMs and then present a plan to improve the hiring process for those positions by recommending changes and additions to job...

  • Cultural Resources Job Descriptions and Position Classification Standards - Report (Legacy 15-713) (2018)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Megan Tooker. Adam Smith. Dawn Morrison.

    This report describes a project with two objectives: (1) to research and develop new job descriptions for architectural historian, cultural resources manager (CRM), and historic preservationist technician/specialist, and (2) to review the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) current job classifications for architectural historians, historic preservationists, and CRMs and then present a plan to improve the hiring process for those positions by recommending changes and additions to job...

  • Cultural Resources Job Descriptions and Position Classification Standards - Tech Note (Legacy 15-713) (2018)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Megan Tooker. Dawn Morrison. Adam Smith.

    This technical note describes a project with two objectives: (1) to research and develop new job descriptions for architectural historian, cultural resources manager (CRM), and historic preservationist technician/specialist, and (2) to review the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) current job classifications for architectural historians, historic preservationists, and CRMs and then present a plan to improve the hiring process for those positions by recommending changes and additions to job...

Cultural Resources Public Outreach and Interpretation Source Book (Legacy 10-127)
  • Cultural Resources Public Outreach and Interpretation Source Book (Legacy 10-127)
    PROJECT Chad Blackwell.

    This project created a guide that collects existing standards, guidance, and best practices on cultural resources interpretation and public outreach and examples of interpretation and public outreach projects. This project developed an evaluation rubric for comparing effectiveness of diverse project types and used that data to develop a source book of best examples and guidance to help DoD components and installations to develop their own creative cultural resources interpretation and public...

  • Cultural Resources Public Outreach and Interpretation Source Book - Guide (Legacy 10-127) (2011)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Chad Blackwell. Marjorie Nowick.

    This guide collects existing standards, guidance, and best practices on cultural resources interpretation and public outreach and examples of interpretation and public outreach projects. This project developed an evaluation rubric for comparing effectiveness of diverse project types and used that data to develop a source book of best examples and guidance to help DoD components and installations to develop their own creative cultural resources interpretation and public outreach projects.

Cultural Resources Training (Legacy 12-504) Department of Defense and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Curation Options Project, Eastern States (Legacy 97-0376) Department of Defense-Wide Inventory of Rock Art Sites and Assessment of Management Practices (Legacy 11-480) Desert-wide Cultural Resource protection in the Mojave Desert (Legacy 05-257)
  • Desert-wide Cultural Resource protection in the Mojave Desert (Legacy 05-257)
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Courtney Williams

    This report describes the authors efforts to 1) determine the nature and severity of site protection problems within the Mojave Desert, 2) examine successful site protection programs within the United States, 3) examine the data collected in the first two goals, and 4) summarize the finding and make recommendations regarding the feasibility of developing a regional site protection plan for the Mojave Desert.

  • Desert-wide Cultural Resource protection in the Mojave Desert - Report (Legacy 05-257) (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text A. Michael Pappalardo. Matt Goodwin.

    This report describes the authors efforts to 1) determine the nature and severity of site protection problems within the Mojave Desert, 2) examine successful site protection programs within the United States, 3) examine the data collected in the first two goals, and 4) summarize the finding and make recommendations regarding the feasibility of developing a regional site protection plan for the Mojave Desert.

Design Guidelines for DoD Historic Buildings and Districts (Legacy 07-382)
  • Design Guidelines for DoD Historic Buildings and Districts (Legacy 07-382)
    PROJECT Heather McDonald.

    This document provides assistance to installation-level staff who are not trained in historic architecture by providing a better understanding of why it is important to preserve the resources, what they are, the vocabulary to describe the resources, and how to interpret the Secretary of the Interior's Standards to appropriately manage the resources. The guidelines provide sound guidance and necessary tools for individuals to facilitate the Section 106 review process of the National Historic...