Vital Sign Measure: Number of developed areas, as seen from public vantage points, that highly contrast with their surrounding landscape: a) within 1/4 mile; b) between 1/4 mile and 3 miles; and c) beyond 3 miles.
Proxy Measure: Number of buildings1, as seen from selected public vantage points2, which noticeably contrast with their surrounding landscape.
What We Know: Using the visual monitoring point photographs taken in 2003, 357 noticeably contrasting buildings exist in the landscape when viewed from the public vantage points listed below:
|Vantage Point||1988 Building Count||2003 Building Count||Change|
|Upper Beacon Rock||44||43||‐1|
|Hood River Jetty||49||43||‐6|
|Rowena Crest Viewpoint||49||41||‐8|
|Avery Boat Launch||1||2||1|