Byways 101

Part 2: Intrinsic Qualities & The Byway Story

Skill Builders: Tips To Make Your Job Easier

Here are some tips for completing an inventory efficiently while limiting the demands on volunteers in your group.

Keep Mapping To An Easily Attainable Level Of Detail
If the resource has a precisely determined location, such as a building or a bridge, use a symbol to note it on the map. On the other hand, if the resource is more generalized, such as a natural resource area like a marsh or desert, a view, or an entire village, use shading to identify it or circle the general area on the map.

Avoid “Analysis Paralysis”
Don’t become bogged down in minutiae while performing the inventory and evaluation of your corridor. You can always come back to fill in details as you need them. Don’t build roadblocks for yourself because you don’t have every bit of information organized.

Verify Visibility
Generally, inventory only those resources visible from the roadway. These are usually the most significant contributors to the byway corridor’s intrinsic qualities and the visitor’s experience. For something to be scenic, it needs to be seen.

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