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Introduction: Visual Resource Stewardship: Landscape and Seascape Management in a Time of Change

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Sullivan, Robert G.; Gobster, Paul H.; McCarty, John H.; Meyer, Mark E.; Palmer, James F.; Smardon, Richard C.

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2018

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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: 4-8.

Abstract

This introductory paper to the Visual Resource Stewardship Conference Proceedings describes efforts to develop and maintain professional capacity in the field of visual resource management (VRM). Large-scale energy development over the last two decades has been a major factor in the resurgence of activity in VRM, particularly with respect to visual impact assessment and mitigation. Efforts to capitalize on this activity culminated in a 2017 conference, and 27 papers and seven visual case studies from it are included in this proceedings, covering five broad themes: Federal agency programs and policies; theory and concepts; visual quality assessment; visual impact assessment and mitigation; and VRM tools and technology. The conference was also used as a springboard to launch additional activities aimed at building professional capacity for VRM, which are in progress and are described at the end of the paper.

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Sullivan, Robert G.; Gobster, Paul H.; McCarty, John H.; Meyer, Mark E.; Palmer, James F.; Smardon, Richard C. 2018. Introduction: Visual Resource Stewardship: Landscape and Seascape Management in a Time of Change. 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: 4-8.

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