Visual Analysis & Scenic Landscapes

Dodson & Flinker has been conducting visual analysis for the preservation of scenic landscapes for over 25 years.  Harry Dodson completed the Massachusetts Landscape Inventory, the first state-wide assessment of landscape scenery in 1982.  Dodson & Flinker developed a state-wide coastal landscape assessment process for New York State's Coastal Management Program and has conducted visual assessments and scenic landscape protection plans for the Hudson River Valley, the southern Long Island Bays, the Town of East Hampton and the Thousand Islands.   The firm has helped complete scenic byways programs for the State of Nevada and the province of British Columbia.   Preserving the visual quality of rural landscapes has been a central focus of the firm and has been a foundation of publications such as Dealing with Change in the Connecticut River Valley and Rural by Design.  Harry Dodson has served as an expert witness on aesthetics in numerous administrative court and environmental board hearings in Vermont and New York State.