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    Author(s): Daniel Hamson; Ristau Toni
    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. 340-347
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    With passage of the Mining in the Parks Act (P.L. 94-429) in 1976, the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, was given the responsibility of preparing a report to Congress outlining the environmental consequences of mining on claims within Death Valley National Monument. In addition, the Secretary of the Interior is required to formulate a recommendation to Congress on the acquisition or continued mining of claims within the monument, and on any boundary adjustment that could be undertaken to exclude mining claims and thereby reduce acquisition costs. As scenic qualities are specifically identified in the proclamation creating the monument as one of the monument's prime resources, an analysis of the visibility of mining activities by monument visitors was undertaken. The results of this analysis were incorporated in the discussion of environmental consequences and were used in the formulation of the Secretary's recommendation to Congress.

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    Hamson, Daniel; Toni, Ristau. 1979. A case study: Death Valley National Monument California-Nevada. 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. 340-347

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