The Tregaron Conservancy recently completed a new preservation and sustainability study entitled “Tregaron: A Wild Garden for the 21st Century.” This report will guide the Conservancy in stewarding the Tregaron landscape over the coming decades.
The report was prepared by landscape architect/planner Glenn Stach and made possible in part by a grant from the Dorothea De Schweinitz Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Mr. Stach’s analysis and recommendations were developed with Tregaron staff and landscape volunteers, and in consultation with a wide range of experts and stakeholders. The Conservancy hosted a community meeting on October 26, 2017 in which Mr. Stach presented a summary of the report.
The report carries forward and updates the recommendations of the 2005-2007 Cultural Landscape Report for Tregaron. It features detailed recommendations aimed at preserving the landscape with an increased focus on sustainability. The report includes:
- a monthly landscape management calendar that guides work by the Conservancy’s maintenance crew and volunteers;
- systems-based recommendations for preservation treatment of natural and cultural features, including vegetation/soils, water, and circulation/hardscape features;
- detailed area plans for each of the “outdoor rooms” of the Tregaron landscape, with examples of recent design work and installations; and
- recommendations for expanding educational opportunities and providing additional interpretive information about Tregaron’s cultural and natural systems, history, habitat value, and the Conservancy’s sustainable preservation and renewal practices.
In addition to preservation-focused recommendations, the report outlines the Conservancy’s current and future sustainability initiatives, including climate-change resistance, biodiversity and habitat enhancement, reduced water usage, improved water management, and reduced use of fossil fuels and other nonrenewable resources.
The complete report is available upon request via email to email@example.com and will be posted here soon.
View the systems-based area plans here: TC Preservation Sustainability Study Plans and Resource Images 2017