Distance Zones


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Landscapei areas defined as specified distances from an observer and used as a reference to describe landscape characteri, scenic, quality, scenic integrityi, and potential impacts to the landscape, as follows:

  • Foreground – The distance zone within which landscape is viewed from the observation point to 0.5 mile away.
  • Middle ground – The landscape distance zone between the foreground and background, from 0.5 mile to 4 miles from the observer.
  • Background – The landscape distance zone located at 4 miles to the horizon from the observer.