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    Author(s): Randall Boyd Fitzgerald
    Date: 1979
    Source: In: 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-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 335-339
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    In order to obtain local and state government approvals, an environmental impact analysis of the mining and reclamation of a proposed hard rock quarry was required. High visibility of the proposed mining area from the adjacent community required a visual impact analysis in the planning and design of the project. The Visual Analysis defined design criteria for the mining and reclamation plans to minimize adverse environ-mental impacts and encourage long-term beneficial land use. Visual analysis provided an additional tool for the citizens, local government, and state government officials to evaluate the proposed mining activity.

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    Boyd Fitzgerald, Randall. 1979. Visual Analysis as a design and decision-making tool in the development of a quarry. In: 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-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 335-339

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