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Welcome to the website of the Northern California Chapter of the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). We hope this website promotes the documentation, preservation, and enjoyment of historic landscapes in California. If you are seriously interested in historic landscapes, please join us and get involved.

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  • Preparing a measured drawing for HALS? The Library of Congress prefers receiving plots on vellum, rather than Mylar, for measured drawings. The vellum must meet Federal Vellum Specification UU-P-561H, Type IV. They will continue to accept Mylar, too, for now. Vellum is considered to be more archivally stable, though, so consider making the switch to this medium in the future. Learn more by downloading Preparing HABS/HAER/HALS Documentation for Transmittal.

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