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A series of syntheses were commissioned by the USDA Forest Service to aid in fuels mitigation project planning. This synthesis focuses on research addressing aesthetic considerations of fuels management. A general finding is that fuels management activities can contribute to the visual quality of a…
Author(s): Robert L. Ryan
Keywords: scenic beauty, visual quality, landscape aesthetics
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-261. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 58 p.
Year: 2005
This collaborative essay grows out of a debate about the relationship between aesthetics and ecology and the possibility of an "ecological aesthetic" that affects landscape planning, design, and management. We describe our common understandings and unresolved questions about this relationship,…
Author(s): Paul H. Gobster, Joan I. Nassauer, Terry C. Daniel, Gary Fry
Keywords: landscape perception, scenic beauty, ecological aesthetics, landscape change, context
Source: Landscape Ecology. 22: 959-972.
Year: 2007
Assesses and compares visual preferences for human-made forest openings that differ with respect to the size of the opening, the presence or absence of slash, and the length of time since harvest.
Author(s): Herbert Schroeder, Paul H. Gobster, Ross Frid
Keywords: landscape, perception, scenic beauty, clearcut
Source: Research Paper NC-313. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Year: 1993
Scenic quality is an important amenity on public lands in the interior Columbia basin (hereafter referred to as the basin). People’s interests in and expectations about ecosystems can help establish desired aesthetic conditions for the varied landscapes found in the basin. This paper, a portion of…
Author(s): Steven J. Galliano, Gary M. Loeffler
Keywords: Scenery assessment, landscape character, scenic integrity, landscape themes, scenic beauty
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-472. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 30 p. (Quigley, Thomas M., ed.; Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project: scientific assessment)
Year: 2000
Aspen is valued for its scenic beauty. One indication of this is the trips to the "high country" that many forest visitors make to view the autumn color changes (fig. 1). Another is the frequency with which aspen is planted in urban and suburban areas. Subjective generalizations about the esthetic…
Author(s): Craig W. Johnson, Thomas C. Brown, Michael L. Timmons
Keywords: Populus tremuloides, quaking aspen, ecology, forest management, esthetics, landscaping, scenic beauty
Source: In: DeByle, Norbert V.; Winokur, Robert P., editors. Aspen: Ecology and management in the western United States. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report RM-119. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colo. p. 185-188
Year: 1985
Cultural ecosystem services (ES) are consistently recognized but not yet adequately defined or integrated within the ES framework. A substantial body of models, methods, and data relevant to cultural services has been developed within the social and behavioral sciences before and outside of the ES…
Author(s): Terry C. Daniel, Andreas Muhar, Arne Arnberger, Olivier Aznar, James W. Boyd, Kai M.A. Chan, Robert Costanza, Thomas Elmqvist, Courtney G. Flint, Paul H. Gobster, A. Gret-Regamey, R. Lave, S. Muhar, M. Penker, R.G. Ribe, T. Schauppenlehner, T. Sikor, I. Soloviy, M. Spierenburg, K. Taczanowska, J. Tam, A. von der Dunk
Keywords: natural capital, scenic beauty, cultural landscapes, tourism, spiritual value
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109(23): 8812-8819.
Year: 2012