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Protecting scenery at multiple scalesAuthor(s): John McCarty; Carol McCoy
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: 17-23.
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThe need to protect scenery and historic properties is explicitly called out by several Federal statutes. By adopting thoughtful and intentional management strategies to implement the statutory direction, Federal agencies can collectively ensure that important scenery endures for the benefit of future generations. This paper summarizes why it is so important to cultivate thoughtful management of public scenic resources, which encompass both natural and cultural settings. It briefly describes current efforts by Federal agencies to advance the consideration and protection of scenery across lands under their jurisdiction. Recommended steps are presented for securing a broader collaboration across Federal agencies, States, industry, private property owners, and stakeholders to advance stewardship of visual resources into the future.
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CitationMcCarty, John; McCoy, Carol. 2018. Protecting scenery at multiple scales. 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: 17-23.
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