by: Alex Warneke (Cabrillo National Monument)
In our mission to preserve and protect America’s cultural and historical resources, the National Park Service maintains over 27,000 significant structures. Carrying out this important task, the Preservation and Skills Training Program (PAST) mentors NPS personnel on preservation techniques, theories, and methods. Here at Cabrillo National Monument, Chief of Maintenance, Charles Schultheis, and the PAST team work diligently to preserve our park’s historic and military landmarks, including the iconic Point Loma Lighthouse. This program plays an integral role in safeguarding America’s heritage. while training the next generation of park stewards.