Visual impact assessment of small dock & piers: Theory and practice

Bliven, Steve and Kelty, Ruth (2005) Visual impact assessment of small dock & piers: Theory and practice. Silver Spring, MD, NOAA/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, (NOAA Coastal Ocean Program Decision Analysis Series, 25)

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Abstract

From a manager’s perspective, oftentimes the publicly held concerns related to small docks and piers are not really related to the environment. They may be more related to visual impacts and aesthetic concerns, a sense of over-development of the shore, or simply change. While individuals may hold personal aesthetic values related to small docks in general or an individual structure in particular, techniques have evolved that appear to provide reproducible, predictive assessments of the visual impacts and aesthetic values of an area and how those might change with development, including an increase in numbers of small docks. These assessments may be used to develop regulatory or non-regulatory methods for the management of small docks based on state or community standards. Visual impact assessments are increasingly used in the regulatory review of proposed development—although this process is still in its infancy as regards small docks and piers. Some political jurisdictions have established visual impact or aesthetic standards as relate to docks and others are in the process of investigating how to go about such an effort. (PDF contains 42 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Visual impact assessment of small dock & piers: Theory and practice
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Bliven, Steve
Kelty, Ruth
Series Name: NOAA Coastal Ocean Program Decision Analysis Series
Number: 25
Date: 2005
Publisher: NOAA/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Place of Publication: Silver Spring, MD
Issuing Agency: United States National Ocean Service
Subjects: Ecology
Management
Environment
Item ID: 2237
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2009 23:34
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 19:24
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2237

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