WASHINGTON — The Cultural Landscape Foundation has released a list of 12 threatened or at-risk landscapes. Here is a look at the 12 sites:
— Jack London Lake in California's Sonoma Valley — This California State Park has sunk into decline with a leaking dam and has been slated for closure. A private group secured a contract to operate the park this year and is working to raise money for restoration.
— Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Burlington, Vt. — The landscape includes a grid of 123 uniformly spaced locust trees to screen the church from the city. Construction of a proposed bus terminal would remove part of that landscape.
— Fern Dell in Los Angeles' Griffith Park — This 90-year-old landscape blends natural and manmade features as a unique public fern garden. Regular maintenance ended in the 1970s.
—Garland Farm in Maine — This was the last home and garden of noted landscape architect Beatrix Farrand. Financial difficulties have stunted the completion of a planned restoration.