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Barbara Wyatt

Barbara Wyatt BS’89 Landscape Architecture • Historic preservation and landscape architecture have always been close to Barbara Wyatt’s heart. Growing up, she spent time designing garden spaces at her family’s 18th-century farm and researching the farm’s history. That personal interest led her to a career in historic preservation, with a special focus on landscape issues. She worked in the Wisconsin state historic preservation office and later had a landscape research/design consulting practice based in Madison. For the past several years she has worked for the National Park Service as staff for the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks (NHL) programs. In that position she reviews National Register nominations from seven states, including Wisconsin, and works on special NHL projects, such as editing the Japanese Americans in World War II Theme Study. She is currently chairing an initiative to improve and increase National Register listings involving landscapes. Her work in historic preservation came full circle when the farmhouse in which she grew up, now her home, was added to the National Register of Historic Places.