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Title: The derivation of scenic utility functions and surfaces and their role in landscape management

Author: Hamilton, John W.; Buhyoff, Gregory J.; Wellman, J. Douglas;

Date: 1979

Source: In: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators. 1979. Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 271-278

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: This paper outlines a methodological approach for determining relevant physical landscape features which people use in formulating judgments about scenic utility. This information, coupled with either empirically derived or rationally stipulated regression techniques, may be used to produce scenic utility functions and surfaces. These functions can provide a means for setting landscape management objectives and evaluating the efficiencies of alternative management strategies.

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Hamilton, John W.; Buhyoff, Gregory J.; Wellman,J. Douglas 1979. The derivation of scenic utility functions and surfaces and their role in landscape management. In: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators. 1979. Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 271-278

 


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