1.2.b Development Impacts

Objective Protect the Visual Character of Diverse Landscapes
Vital Sign Number: 1.2.b
Vital Sign Title: Development Impacts
Vital Sign Measure: Percent of each landscape type that is in good condition.
Proxy Measure: Percent of land area with development4 for each landscape type.
What We Know: Using existing landscape settings, the gorge was divided into 13 landscape types ranging from “Gorge Walls, Canyonlands and Wildlands” to “Urban Areas5”. The total area of each landscape type was then assessed for how much developed land cover it contained based on 2004 satellite imagery classification ranging from less than 1% area developed in Gorge Walls, Canyonlands and Wildlands to almost 65% area developed in the Village landscape type.
Vantage Point 1988 Building Count 2003 Building Count Change
Steigerwald Lake 17 30 13
Crown Point 57 74 17
Cape Horn 29 29 0
Upper Beacon Rock 44 43 ‐1
Dog Mountain 3 6 3
Mitchell Point 13 14 1
Hood River Jetty 49 43 ‐6
Straights Point 17 22 5
Memaloose Overlook 40 42 2
Rowena Crest Viewpoint 49 41 ‐8
Squally Point 11 11 0
Avery Boat Launch 1 2 1
Total 330 357 27

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