Management decision in land-use planning, and in preparation of environmental impact statements, should be made with the recognition that their physical results will alter the visual landscape. Certain characteristics can help predict the landscape's vulnerability or resistance to such man-made visual impacts as roads or timber harvest. The planner must recognize (a) landscape compositional types, (b) sensitive parts and locations, and (c) outside influences and inherent effects, such as orientation, climate, seasons, slope, and soil and vegetation surfaces. Some rankings on levels of visual vulnerability are suggested.
Document Type: Journal Article
Professor and chairman, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
Publication date: July 1, 1974
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