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Title: Project visual analysis for the Allegheny National Forest

Author: Kell, Gary W.;

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. 565-571

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: The Project Visual Analysis is a landscape assessment procedure involving forest vegetative manipulation. A logical step by step analysis leads the user to a specific set of landscape management guidelines to be used as an aid in designing a project or in evaluating whether the proposed project impacts will meet visual objectives. Key elements within the procedure are: the establishment of a visual quality objective based on landscape variety, observer sensitivity, and observer distance; the identification of the visual absorption capability using 5 factors and a numerical rating system; and the evaluation of the proposed project against guidelines relating to shadow zone, size, shape and line.

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Kell, Gary W. 1979. Project visual analysis for the Allegheny National Forest. 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. 565-571

 


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