This report is the result of an extensive literature search to determine the
knowledge regarding visual resource management, visual assessment, and aesthetics
in landscape development (especially, industrial minerals mining and reclamation).
There is public and governmental concern for the environmental and visual impact
that mining has upon the landscape, such as the loss of flora and fauna, increase
in atmospheric particulates and noise, change in land values, or altered scenic
value. The human perception of mining (psychological aspect) is as important
as the scientific attributes assigned to scenery management. Over seven hundred
articles, books, or web sites were examined that dated from 1912 through 2004.
|Posted June 2005
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