What’s in a Viewshed?
by Ryan Walker, Land Conservation Specialist Everything! A viewshed is simply the area that is or could be visible from any particular vantage point. From the south lawn at Mount Vernon, visitors peer across the Potomac River and notice thousands of acres of forest, farmland, along with some structures beyond the riverbanks including our own National Colonial Farm. In fact, the view that George Washington enjoyed is similar to the view that visitors enjoy today. However, the