The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has released "Landslide 2017," and this year's theme is "Open Season on Open Space."
Battery Park City in lower Manhattan (shown above) is among more than 15 significant cultural landscapes in danger throughout the United States, threatened by development, confiscation, extraction of energy and resources, and other uses.
This year's list includes some of the best-known landscapes in the country, including Boston Common, Jackson Park in Chicago, the James River in Jamestown, VA, the Statehouse Grounds in Providence, RI, and several locations protected by the 1906 Antiquities Act, which allows designated federal lands to be protected as national monuments. President Trump has directed his Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, to reassess 27 national monuments and potentially redraw the boundaries, which could open the way to mining and drilling on the protected sites.
Please visit the TCLF website to read about all the threatened landscapes and what you can do to help protect them.