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    Author(s): Terry C. Daniel; Herbert Schroeder
    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. 514-523
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    An important activity in any land-use planning process is prediction of the consequences of alternative management approaches. Alternative plans must be com-pared in terms of their respective costs (economic and environmental) and benefits (in market and non-market values) if rational choice among them is to be made. The purpose of this paper is to describe a model for quantitatively predicting the effects of alternative vegetation management programs on landscape scenic beauty. Scenic beauty is assessed in terms of quantitative indices based upon public aesthetic judgments. Predictor variables are forest characteristics normally inventoried in the process of land use planning or timber sale administration. The primary goal of the Scenic Beauty Estimation Model is to provide quantitative predictions to facilitate the evaluation of trade-offs between scenic beauty and other objectives of forest management.

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    Daniel, Terry C.; Schroeder, Herbert. 1979. Scenic beauty estimation model: predicting perceived beauty of forest landscapes. 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. 514-523

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