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Karli Tirapelle, wearing a hard hat, cuts down a tree with a chainsaw


Cultural Landscape Apprenticeships

Karli Tirapelle, 2020-2021 Cultural Landscape Apprentice, working at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
NPS Photo / Justine Hanrahan


Connecting young people to careers in historic preservation and natural resource management.

Designed to prepare participants for careers in conservation, water management, and environmental planning, the Cultural Landscape Apprentice program matches Hispanic and Latino young adults with opportunities to learn about cultural landscape management in a hands-on environment alongside National Park Service (NPS) employees at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Apprentices learn a variety of job skills under the direction of NPS employee mentors, including grounds preservation, maintenance, and landscape rehabilitation.

The Cultural Landscape Apprentice program is a collaboration between the National Park Foundation's (NPF) Latino Heritage Fund, NPS, Mission Heritage Partners, and American YouthWorks' Texas Conservation Corps. The program is part of NPF's ongoing efforts to expand programs supporting Hispanic and Latino history shared through national parks. The support from NPF and our partners will help expand Cultural Landscape Apprenticeship opportunities for years to come.

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