Education Session - Panel Format

MON-B05 - America the Beautiful: Protecting Place Through Policy, Persuasion, and Practice

Monday, October 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 113-AB


“The beauty of America has sustained our spirit and has enlarged our vision. We must act now to protect this heritage,” President Lyndon Johnson said in 1965. The environmental quality valued most has the least legal protection. Session addresses scenic legislation, preserving sense of place, and bridging scenic protection with property rights.

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Terrence J. DeWan, FASLA

Landscape Architect

Terry DeWan FASLA is the founding principal of VIEWSHED (formerly TJD&A), a 10-person landscape architecture and planning firm in Yarmouth, Maine. His 40+ years of experience includes scenic inventories of the Maine coast, visual impact studies of onshore and offshore wind energy developments. His award-winning publications include Scenic Inventory, Mainland Sites of Penobscot Bay and the Scenic Assessment Handbook, for the Maine State Planning Office. He is currently working on the management plan for the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument in Maine and several offshore wind energy projects in Maine, New Jersey, and North Carolina.


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Mark Falzone

Scenic America

Mark Falzone was selected to serve as President of Scenic America in April 2017. Prior to Scenic America, he served as Deputy Director of the National Immigration Forum, and before that was a five-term elected member of the House of Representatives in Massachusetts. As a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures he was twice elected to the Executive Committee by his peers. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.


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Paul Kenney

River Manager
U.S. National Park Service

Paul Kenney is a National Park Service (NPS) River Manager on three NPS Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers in New Jersey. He serves as an NPS representative to river councils, and works with consultants, developers, local governments, NGOs and state and federal agencies on construction issues that impact WSR scenic values. Paul has provided public testimony at local and state government hearings on the impacts of proposed cell towers, billboards and marina expansions. Paul has worked in the NPS as a Park Ranger and Outdoor Recreation Planner and holds graduate degrees in Recreation Administration and Business Management from Temple University.


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John H. McCarty, ASLA

Chief Landscape Architect
Bureau of Land Management

John McCarty is the Bureau of Land Management’s Chief Landscape Architect and Visual Resource Management (VRM) National Program Manager. His responsibilities include the development and oversight of national policy that directs the management of visual resources, designation of backcountry byways, and implementation of sustainable landscape architectural design principles. He imparts landscape architecture leadership in the national discussion on outdoor recreation, renewable energy, electrical transmission, fluid minerals, transportation, and land use planning. Mr. McCarty coordinates and oversees VRM training curricula. He is also engaged with advancing research on new technologies to resolve the visual challenges of large-scale energy development.


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MON-B05 - America the Beautiful: Protecting Place Through Policy, Persuasion, and Practice

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