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General Technical Report

Title: Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]

Author: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators

Date: 1979

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-35. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 752 p.

Station ID: GTR-PSW-035

Description: These 104 papers were presented at “Our National Landscape: A Conference on Applied Techniques for Analysis and Management of the Visual Resource,” Incline Village, Nevada, April 23-25, 1979. Included in this proceedings are state-of-the-art papers on landscape planning. Emphasis is upon planning the visual aspects of the large and wildland areas of the United States. Methodologies presented are useful in many areas of the world. The major thrusts of these papers are to a) describe the current and future challenges to the visual resource; b) describe available technology for solving landscape planning problems; and c) illustrate appropriate combinations of technology and problems. Specifically, papers address these themes: landscape challenges (presented as a series of “simulated visual field trips”); descriptive, quantitative, and psychometric methodologies available to solve land-scape problems; available legal and policy tools; combinations of technology for solving problems; landscape management systems; new dimensions of landscape planning; and priorities for research.

Key Words: landscape management, outdoor recreation, visual resources, research planning, simulation, conferences

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Front Matter and Table of Contents

Introduction

Major Challenges in Landscape Planning: Simulated Field Trips

Surface Mining 179 KB60 KB
Leopold, Robert; Rowland, Bruce; Stalder, Reed
Visual Impacts in the Urban-Wildland Interface 672 KB
Magill, Arthur W.; Rowntree, Rowan A.; Brush, Robert O.
Simulated Field Trip on Ski Area Development 47 KB
Lindsay, John J.; Mittmann, Hubertus J.
Timber Management Simulated Field Trip 2.4 MB
Walters, Ronald M.; Bacon, Warren R.; Twombly, Asa D.
Highway Development 606 KB
Harvard, Peter M.; Chaplin, Bernard L.
The Countryside Visual Resource 120 KB
Schauman, Sally
Range Management Visual Impacts 43 KB
Brown, Bruce R.; Kissel, David
Dams and Water Developments 40 KB
Schueneman, Robert H.

Technology Available to Solve Landscape Problems

Descriptive Approaches to Landscape Analysis 87 KB
Litton Jr., R. Burton
Computers and the Landscape 64 KB
Elsner, Gary H.
Setting Technical Standards for Visual Assessment Procedures 59 KB
Craik, Kenneth H.; Feimer, Nickolaus R.

Technology Available to Solve Landscape Problems—Session A: Descriptive Approaches

Enviroplan—A Summary Methodology for Comprehensive Environmental Planning and Design 141 KB
Allen Jr., Robert; Nez, George; Nicholson, Fred; Sutphin, Larry
The Mt. Mitchell Scenery Assessment 196 KB
Scheele, Robert F.; Johnson, Gary W.

Technology Available to Solve Landscape Problems—Session B: Computerized and Quantitative Approaches

A Computerized System for Portrayal of Landscape Alterations 1.2 MB
Stevenson, A. E.; Conley, J. A.; Carey, J. B.
Visual Absorption Capability 131 KB
Anderson, Lee; Mosier, Jerry; Chandler, Geoffrey
The Visual Information System 2.0 MB
Paulson, Merlyn J.
Visual Management Support System 87 KB
Anderson, Lee; Mosier, Jerry; Chandler, Geoffrey
A Systematic Approach for Locating Optimum Sites 94 KB
Ramos, Angel; Otero, Isabel

Technology Available to Solve Landscape Problems—Session C: Psychometric and Social Science Approaches

Complexity and Valued Landscapes 109 KB
McCarthy,Michael M.
The Social Value of English Landscapes 112 KB
Penning-Rowsell,Edmund C.
Dimensions of Landscape Preferences from Pairwise Comparisons 110 KB
Bernaldez, F. González ; Parra, F.
The Derivation of Scenic Utility Functions and Surfaces and Their Role in Landscape Management 101 KB
Hamilton, John W.; Buhyoff, Gregory J.; Wellman,J. Douglas

Technology Available to Solve Landscape Problems—Session D: Evaluation of Visual Assessment Methods

Appraising the Reliability of Visual Impact Assessment Methods 97 KB
Feimer, Nickolaus R.; Craik, Kenneth H.; Smardon, Richard C.; Sheppard, Stephen R.J.

Appropriate Combinations of Technology for Solving Landscape Management Problems—Session E: Surface Mining and Reclamation

Computer-Aided Visual Assessment in Mine Planning and Design 505 KB
Hatfield, Michael; LeRoy Balzer, A. J.; Nelson, Roger E.

Appropriate Combinations of Technology for Solving Landscape Management Problems—Session F: Urbanization; Highway Development

A Comprehensive Approach to Visual Resource Management for Highway Agencies 1.4 MB
Blair, William G. E.; Isaacson, Larry; Jones, Grant R.

Appropriate Combinations of Technology for Solving Landscape Management Problems—Session G: Recreational Development

Landscape Assessment for Tourism 129 KB
Gunn, Clare A.
Projecting the Visual Carrying Capacity of Recreation Areas 71 KB
Nieman, Thomas J.; Futrell, Jane L.
Visual Resource Inventory and Imnaha Valley Study: Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
 1.2 MB
Blau, David H.; Bowie, Michael C.; Hunsaker, Frank

Appropriate Combinations of Technology for Solving Landscape Management Problems—Session H: Rural and Agricultural Development

Appropriate Combinations of Technology for Solving Landscape Management Problems—Session I: Utility Corridors; Siting of Power Plants


Simulation of the Visual Effects of Power Plant Plumes 76 KB
Treiman, Evelyn F.; Champion, David B.; Wecksung, Mona J.; Moore, Glenn H.; Ford, Andrew; Williams, Michael D.
Visual Sensitivity of River Recreation to Power Plants  229 KB
Blau, David H.; Bowie, Michael C
Classification of the Visual Landscape for Transmission Planning 199 KB
Miller, Curtis; Jetha, Nargis; MacDonald, Rod

Appropriate Combinations of Technology for Solving Landscape Management Problems—Session J: Timber Management

Identification of Scenically Preferred Forest Landscapes 1.0 MB
Patey, Roberta C.; Evans, Richard M.
Visual Management System and Timber Management Application 1.2 MB
Bacon, Warren R.; Twombly, Asa D. (Bud)
A System to Program Projects to Meet Visual Quality Objectives  2.9 MB
Henley, Fred L.; Hunsaker, Frank L.

Appropriate Combinations of Technology for Solving Landscape Management Problems—Session K: Water Resource Development

Appropriate Combinations of Technology for Solving Landscape Management Problems—Session L: Outer Continental Shelf and Coastal Energy Development

Visual Simulation of Offshore Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminals in a Decision-Making Context 179 KB
Baird, Brian E.; Sheppard, Stephen R. J.; Smardon, Richard C.
Visual Impact Assessment in British Oil and Gas Developments 70 KB
Gillespie, Dennis F.; Clark, Brian D.

Landscape Management Systems

Soil Conservation Service Landscape Resource Management  29 KB
Schauman, Sally; Adams, Carolyn

Legal and Policy Tools Available to Use in Solving Landscape Management Problems

Litigation and Landscape Esthetics 37 KB
McCloskey, Michael
Landscape Values in Public Decisions 58 KB
Andrews, Richard N. L.
Visual Quality Testimony in an Adversary Setting 288 KB
Murray, Bruce H.; Niemann Jr., Bernard J.

New Dimensions of Visual Landscape Assessment

Wildlands Management for Wildlife Viewing  69 KB
Tamsie Cooper; William W. Shaw
Potential Future Impacts on Visual Air Quality for Class I Areas  210 KB
Nochumson, Gurule, David Flavio; Wecksung, Mona J.
Visual Resource Management of the Sea 152 KB
Mills Jr., Louis V.

Future Direction for Research and Management

Citation

Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators  1979.  Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]  Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-35. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 752 p.

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