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September & October News from Scenic America

Read on for the latest news from Scenic America, including updates on a major scenic case heading to the Supreme Court in November, a tree-cutting issue in Rhode Island, fall foliage picks from our readers, and more. 


Austin v. Reagan Case: Quick Facts

On November 10, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a First Amendment case with major implications for the Highway Beautification Act. Here is what you need to know about the case.


Austin v. Reagan: Summary of the Scenic Brief

Scenic organizations, developers, and chambers of commerce presented a unique argument focusing on property rights in an Amici Brief filed on behalf of Austin. 


Scenic America Decries Tree Cutting in Providence

Earlier this month, Lamar Advertising "erroneously" removed several highway buffer trees near I-95 in Providence as part of a botched effort to remove invasive plants. Scenic America issued a statement in response. 


Scenic Pittsburgh Presents Two Scenic Awards

Our Scenic Pittsburgh chapter honored Indovina Associates Architects with an Award for Scenic Achievement on Sept. 23. The Borough of Ligonier will receive the Community Scenic Achievement Award on Nov. 6.  


Placemaking Spotlight: Virginia City, Nevada

This quirky mountain town popped up when silver was discovered nearby, then faded into a ghost town. Today its frontier feel and unconventional attractions and events make it a one-of-a-kind destination.  


Scenic Heroes: Ruth Becker

As executive director of the Pennsylvania Resources Council, Scenic America co-founder Ruth Becker helped give the organization a strong start, in part by giving it a home.  


Your Top Picks for Fall Foliage

Last month, we asked you to share your favorite picks for fall foliage viewing. With leaf-peeping season now underway, here's a look at recommendations from your fellow scenic-minded subscribers. 



Register Now: 2021 VRS Stewardship Conference, Oct. 19-22

Scenic America is a partner in this biennial conference exploring the analysis, planning, valuation, design, and management of visual resources. The conference takes place virtually this year. Registration is now open. 



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