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Measuring landscape esthetics: the scenic beauty estimation methodAuthor(s): Terry C. Daniel; Ron S. Boster
Source: Res. Pap. RM-RP-167. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Range and Experiment Station. 66 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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DescriptionThe Scenic Beauty Estimation Method (SBE) provides quantitative measures of esthetic preferences for alternative wildland management systems. Extensive experimentation and testing with user, interest, and professional groups validated the method. SBE shows promise as an efficient and objective means for assessing the scenic beauty of public forests and wildlands, and also for predicting the esthetic consequences of alternative land uses. Extensions and modifications of the basic methodology offer potentially useful design, planning, and management tools.
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CitationDaniel, Terry C.; Boster, Ron S. 1976. Measuring landscape esthetics: the scenic beauty estimation method. Res. Pap. RM-RP-167. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Range and Experiment Station. 66 p.
Keywordsesthetics, land use planning, Scenic Beauty Estimation (SBE)
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