From 2001 through 2009 DCR partnered with regional organizations to implement the Heritage Landscape Inventory Program in communities across the state. Through a competitive application process, 108 communities participated in the program. The regional partners served as liaisons with communities and provided a regional planning context for inventory and assessment.
DCR contracted with a professional consulting team to facilitate the HLI process, beginning with a local public identification meeting in each participating municipality. The local ID meeting brought local residents together to discuss landscapes and planning issues, resulting in a list of priority heritage landscapes. Those landscapes were then the focus of fieldwork, documentation and analysis outlined in these Reconnaissance Reports:
The Heritage Landscape Inventory program relies on support from regional organizations that provide initial outreach and coordination, serve as liaisons to local participants, and provide a regional planning context for the HLI methodology. HLI partners can also assist communities in implementing recommendations of the HLI. DCR is pleased to have partnered with: