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    Author(s): John H. McCarty; E. Brad Cownover; Matthew H. Arnn; Mark E. Meyer; Richard A. Warner
    Date: 2018
    Source: In: Gobster, Paul H.; Smardon, Richard C., eds. 2018. Visual resource stewardship conference proceedings: landscape and seascape management in a time of change. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-183. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 9-16.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The need to protect and preserve natural, cultural, and scenic resources is an escalating imperative for those tasked with managing Federal public lands and seascapes. The rise in energy development activities can compromise critical visitor experiences when they encroach on settings and seascapes cherished for their naturalness, scenic beauty, and cultural significance. The role of public land and offshore management agencies involves accommodating the demand for resource development while protecting the visual value and integrity of those resources’ natural character. This paper describes how the USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management address visual resource issues in the context of energy development, and it provides an agency history of managing visual resources, new directions in visual resource stewardship policy, and challenges faced.

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    Citation

    McCarty, John H.; Cownover, E. Brad; Arnn, Matthew H.; Meyer, Mark E.; Warner, Richard A. 2018. New Directions and Common Challenges in Federal Stewardship of Visual Resources. In: Gobster, Paul H.; Smardon, Richard C., eds. 2018. Visual resource stewardship conference proceedings: landscape and seascape management in a time of change. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-183. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 9-16.

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