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Preserving the cultural and visual character of the Blue Ridge Parkway's historic designed motor road landscapeAuthor(s): Gary W. Johnson
Source: In: Gobster, Paul H.; Smardon, Richard C., eds. Visual resource stewardship conference proceedings: landscape and seascape management in a time of change; 2017 November 7-9; Lemont, IL. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-183.
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThis paper presents a methodology for making decisions about highway safety barrier construction along the historic Blue Ridge Parkway. This methodology takes into account: The visual and historic character of the Parkway’s roadside landscape, The ability of a particular roadside location to visually absorb a new or modified safety feature, The degree to which the historic landscape would be affected by proposed projects. The process begins with a safety screening to determine if placement of a new or modified safety feature is needed. If so, a second step evaluates the proposed feature to determine the effect it would have on the Parkway’s historic roadway landscape (The Jaeger Company 2008).
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CitationJohnson, Gary W. 2018. Preserving the cultural and visual character of the Blue Ridge Parkway's historic designed motor road landscape. In: Gobster, Paul H.; Smardon, Richard C., eds. Visual resource stewardship conference proceedings: landscape and seascape management in a time of change; 2017 November 7-9; Lemont, IL. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-183. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-GTR-P-183-VCS-1.
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