In honor of National Park week, I’d like to share a quick story about one of my favorite parks. Keweenaw National Historical Park is located in far northern Michigan, on a peninsula that extends into Lake Superior. Today, the location is beloved for its rugged landscape and natural features, as well as an extensive and compelling array of cultural landscapes including former copper mining sites, company housing locations, and a formally designed community park. This is an unusual National Park, where the majority of the historic buildings and landscapes are owned and managed by non-federal entities who work as partners with the National Park Service. Here and in other locations, QEA has been involved in many preservation planning efforts that contribute to the vitality of our National Park System and their associated local communities. At Keweenaw, we worked extensively with NPS, local governments, non-profits, individual property owners and community groups to prepare cultural landscape reports for both the Calumet and Quincy National Historic Landmark Districts.