GOLDEN POND, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area Draft Scenery Management System Plan is ready for public review and open for comments. The Draft Scenery Management System Plan can be found at www.landbetweenthelakes.us on the Alerts page, or use the direct link http://goo.gl/PNWb97. Email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days of the news release date with “Scenery Management System Plan” in the Subject line.
Rourke McDermott, a Landscape Architect at Valles Caldera National Preserve north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, developed the plan for Land Between The Lakes. Rourke gathered information from many sources including a public input survey, field work, meetings, and talking with those who live and work in the area.
“It is important for the public and members of our communities to review and comment on this Scenery Management System Plan proposal as it will guide future decisions affecting scenic resources. We want to preserve the spirit and beauty of Land Between The Lakes for future generations to enjoy,” says Customer Service Department Manager, Brian Beisel. “When implemented, the Scenery Management System Plan will touch the senses—sight, sound, smell, and touch–creating a deeper, richer emotional attachment for those who visit Land Between The Lakes.”
Natural beauty and aesthetic values have always been important to the guests and visitors of Land Between The Lakes. The resources of a particular landscape give that area its distinctive identity. A scenery management plan identifies the most significant scenic locations and aesthetic assets of an area and preserves or enhances the aesthetic quality.
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.
To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000. For more information on the Friends of Land Between The Lakes, log on to www.friendsoflbl.org. To subscribe to the official electronic newsletter, send an email to LBLinfo@fs.fed.us. Land Between The Lakes official Twitter accounts include @LBLScreechOwl, @LBLNature, @LBLHomeplace, and @LandBtwnLakes.
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