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Public lands have a variety of visual values. It is necessary to systematically identify and evaluate these values to determine the appropriate level of management. Visual values are identified through the VRM inventory and are considered with other resource values in the Resource Management Planning (RMP) process. The inventory consists of a scenic quality evaluation, sensitivity level analysis, and a delineation of distance zones. Scenic quality is an assessment of the visual appeal of a tract of land where a rating of ‘A’ indicates high quality while a rating of ‘C’ indicates low quality based on appearance of landform, vegetation, water, color, adjacent scenery, scarcity and cultural modifications. Areas of...
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Public lands have a variety of visual values. These different values warrant different levels of management. Because it is neither desirable nor practical to provide the same level of management for all visual resources, it is necessary to systematically identify and evaluate these values to determine the appropriate level of management. Visual values are identified through the VRM inventory (Manual Section 8410) and are considered with other resource values in the Resource Management Planning (RMP) process. BLM M-8400 (.07)(A). Visual resource inventory classes are assigned through the inventory process. Class I is assigned to those areas where a management decision has been made previously to maintain a natural...
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The Visual Resource Inventory Classes Polygon is a component of the Visual Resources Inventory (VRI) and includes information needed for inventorying for visual values on BLM-managed public lands according to policy direction found in Manual 8400 and related Handbook 8410-1. Current policy requires that every acre of BLM land be inventoried for visual values and be assigned one of four VRI classes (Class I, II, III, or IV). Class I is reserved for those areas where a management decision has been made previously to maintain a natural landscape. This includes areas such as national wilderness areas, the wild section of national wild and scenic rivers, and other congressionally and administratively designated areas...
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The Visual Resource Inventory Inventories Polygon is a component of the Visual Resource Inventory (VRI) and includes information needed for inventorying for visual values on BLM-managed public lands according to policy direction found in Manual 8400 and related Handbook 8410-1. This VRI inventories feature class contains the following components: VRI Sensitivity Level Rating Unit Polygons, VRI Scenic Quality Rating Unit Polygons, VRI Visual Distance Zone Polygons. This dataset is a subset of the official national dataset, containing features and attributes intended for public release and has been optimized for online map service performance. The Implementation Guide represents the official national dataset from...
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This dataset constitutes the spatial boundaries for Visual Resource Inventory Class (CLASS) polygons and respective relative ratings (Class I, II, III, or IV) for visual resource values across the area being inventoried. These inventory classes represent the relative value of the visual resources. Classes I and II being the most valued, Class III representing a moderate value, and Class IV being of least value. BLM administered lands are placed into the inventory classes based on the overlay of three spatial data sets; visual appeal of a tract of land (scenic quality), the amount of public concern for scenic quality (visual sensitivity), and whether the tract of land is visible from travel routes or observation...
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This map shows the classes, vegetation departure, current/future landscape intactness, current/future change agents, and potential for change for the Visual Resource Inventory (VRI) in the study area. These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) "as is" and may contain errors or omissions. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User's intended use. These data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. The User is encouraged to carefully consider the content of the metadata...


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