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Viewpoints Draft Vegetation Management Plan


The City of Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation has recognized the value of the regions natural and built resources by acquiring view properties of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, Puget Sound, local lakes, and the downtown skyline. Many of the city's viewpoints have become threatened due to visual obstruction from native trees and invasive vegetation that inhabit the sites. The Urban Forestry staff of DPR directed this study in an effort to develop a strategy for addressing the restoration and long-term maintenance of these parks.

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Cover Page (PDF)
Table Of Contents (PDF)
Viewpoint Study Sites Map (PDF)
Project Summary (PDF)
Chapters I-V (PDF)
  I.      Introduction
 II.      View Management Landscape Zones
III.      Management Prescriptions
 IV.      Maintenance & Management Procedures
  V.      Implementation
 VI.      Individual Site Evals & Management Recommendations
           A. Overview (PDF)
           Viewpoint Management & Maintenance Requirements Matrix
           B. Individual Viewpoints Evaluation and Management
              (Location & View Types; Summary of Existing Conditions; Maintenance Prescriptions; Implementation Plan)
               - Bagley (PDF)
               - Belvedere (PDF)
               - Betty Bowen (PDF) »New! Vegetation Restoration
               - Bhy Kracke (PDF)
               - Boren-Pike-Pine (PDF)
               - Commodore (PDF)
               - Discovery (PDF)
               - Dr. Jose Rizal (PDF)
               - East Portal I-90 Overlook (PDF)
               - Kobe Terrace (PDF)
               - Lakeview (PDF)
               - Louisa Boren (PDF)
               - McCurdy (PDF)
               - Montlake (PDF)
               - Mt Claire (PDF)
               - Myrtle Edwards (PDF)
               - Rainbow (PDF)
               - Riverview (PDF)
               - Roanoke St Mini (PDF)
               - Sunset Hill (PDF)
               - Twelfth Ave S (PDF)
               - Viretta (PDF)
               - West Seattle Golf Course (PDF)
               - West Seattle Rotary (PDF)
Bibliography (PDF)
Appendix (PDF)
       Viewpoint Site Inventory and Evaluation Form
       ANSI 300 Standards for Tree Care Operations
              Part 1 Pruning
              Part 2 Fertilization
       Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
       Composite Map:Seattle Parks Viewpt VMP Study Sites (PDF)

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Updated June 19, 2007
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