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Landscape control points: a procedure for predicting and monitoring visual impactsAuthor(s): R. Burton Litton
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-91. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 22 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe visual impacts of alterations to the landscape can be studied by setting up Landscape Control Points–a network of permanently established observation sites. Such observations enable the forest manager to anticipate visual impacts of management decision, select from a choice of alternative solutions, cover an area for comprehensive viewing, and establish a method to integrate visual analysis with multiple-use planning. The visible landscape can be plotted by direct field observations, by laying out a series of sections as rays from a single LCP, or by a computerized mapping technique. Photographs and sketches document landscape characteristics. A case study describes a visual analysis of the Teton National Forest in Wyoming.
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CitationLitton, R. Burton, Jr. 1973. Landscape control points: a procedure for predicting and monitoring visual impacts. Res. Paper PSW-RP-91. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 22 p
Keywordslandscape management, visual impact, recreation areas, Landscape Control Points, Teton National Forest
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