The Visual Management System
The American people are concerned about the quality of their visual environment. Because of this concern, it has become appropriate to establish the "visual landscape" as a basic resource, to be "treated as an essential part of and receive equal consideration with the other basic resources of the land" (FSM 2380).
U.S. Forest Service. 1974. National Forest Landscape Management. Volume 2, Chapter 1, The Visual Management System. Agriculture Handbook 462. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Forest Service. April.
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