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Scenic America has been leading the fight to protect our nation’s scenic beauty and visual character for more than 40 years. We are the leading authority on scenic conservation issues, from billboard control to scenic byways to community planning.
Learn more about our issues, take note of our story ideas, and check out our latest news and updates. If we can be of assistance with a story, contact us.
Our Legacy: More than 40 Years of Battling Billboard Blight
For more than 40 years, Scenic America has helped communities battle billboard blight. Our organization was founded in response to weak enforcement of the Highway Beautification Act, but over the years, we’ve evolved to be a leading force in the fight for keeping America beautiful. Learn more about our history.
Why Beauty Matters
In addition to marring the beauty of our communities, billboards, aboveground utility infrastructure, and irresponsible development negatively impact our health and wellness, property values, and the environment. Our growing body of research provides support for arguments against digital billboards and other intrusions.
Explore our collection of studies, white papers, and statistics from across the country to inform your research on the dangers and risks of scenic blight.
Beauty is Good for Business
States, cities, and localities across the country have recognized how a community’s scenic qualities positively impact residents’ quality of life. Scenic beauty also makes destinations more appealing for tourism and economic development.
The Secrets of Successful Communities – Part 6: Pay Attention…The sixth installment of Ed McMahon’s “Secrets of Successful Communities” series considers the important role…
PG&E Receives Approval for Undergrounding Projects from California Public Utilities…In a November 16, 2023 announcement, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has committed to…
Strengthening Scenic Resilience: Biden-Harris Administration’s Historic Investment in Climate ConservationIn a monumental move towards safeguarding the nation’s scenic beauty and natural landscapes, the Biden-Harris…