Preservation of Historic Landscapes
Palmito Ranch battle is the last land battle of Civil War that occurred in the southern tip of Texas near the Rio Grande River running along the Texas-Mexico border. The battlefield landscape remains almost the same from the time of the battle and retain historic integrity. It’s also a home to many endangered animals and native plants and holds ecological importance as well. Due to the urgency to preserve the landscape caused by recent anthropogenic threats and to raise public awareness, we conducted two research projects funded by National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP). First project (2015-2017) aimed at nominating 3,400 acres of the battlefield to an existing boundary of Palmito Ranch National Historic Landmark area. Second project (2018-2020) focuses on developing a long-range preservation plan for Palmito Ranch battlefield. For details, click here.
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