Preservation

Virginia Viewshed Register

Scenic Virginia is developing a first-of-its-kind Virginia Viewshed Register to identify our Commonwealth’s most scenic areas and recognize them with an official public designation. A distinguished panel of Viewshed Experts provided its approval over the summer, and we are now working on our plan to roll out the program at the local level.

In 2019, Scenic Virginia presented the Virginia Viewshed Register at the following state, national, and international conferences:

  • Environment Virginia Symposium at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia (March)
  • Virginia Land Conservation & Greenways Conference in Richmond, Virginia (April)
  • Views Matter! Symposium at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew in London, England (June)
  • Visual Resource Stewardship Conference at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois (October)

Route 5 Corridor Coalition

Scenic Virginia is a member of the Route 5 Corridor Coalition. Our ultimate goal is to designate historic Route 5 as a National Scenic Byway® and to promote sustainable development along the road with an economy based on agriculture and tourism.