Synopses & Reviews
Views From the Road is a practical handbook to guide local land trusts, planning agencies, and other community organizations in preparing inventories of rural hsitoric resources based on scenic roads. It rpovides a rational basis for land conservation efforts by integrating visual and aesthetic qualities of rural road corridors with the history of land use.
The book focuses primarily on two case studies, one in Georgia dn Florida and one in Kentucky, and presents a grassroots methodology for:
- defining and determining visual resources
- creating data inventories through collection techniques
- conducting surveys to select, rank, and apply criteria for landscape classification
- determining protection options
- formulating corridor management plans
A practical handbook to guide local land trusts, planning agencies and other community organizations in preparing inventories of rural historic resources based on scenic roads, Views from the Road presents a grassroots methodology for defining visual resources, conducting surveys, determining protection options, formulating corridor management plans, and more.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-165) and index.
About the Author
David H. Copps is field representative in the Conservation Services Program at the Trust for Public Land, Southeast Region in Tallahassee, Florida.