Bostwick is an important, but fragile, historic resource, and the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is engaged in a collaborative planning effort with the Town of Bladensburg, the Maryland Historical Trust, and others to restore this significant structure. Preservation activities at Bostwick, and elsewhere, can be grouped into several broad categories. Surveys of historic resources are conducted in order to locate and document structures and cultural landscapes of potential significance. These resources are then evaluated in order to determine their eligibility for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. Once a historic site or building has been documented, and its status officially designated, preservationists and property owners can develop an appropriate course of action for its protection, restoration, or adaptive reuse.