Please Note: Because the National Scenic Byways Program is no longer funded, FHWA is no longer soliciting grant applications. Without funding for the Program, FHWA will not be moving forward with another round of designations of America's Byways® at this time.
To better evaluate and understand new byways being nominated as National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads, the following additions to the nomination form and nomination guide are recommended:
The protection of significant intrinsic qualities is essential to maintain the long term quality and desirability of your byway. In this section you will be asked to identify resource protection programs and policies that currently exist along the proposed byway route. You will be asked to briefly describe how the significant intrinsic qualities you have identified have been protected or recognized through the following:
Briefly describe programs and policies that recognize or protect significant or featured intrinsic qualities identified along the proposed byway.
Briefly describe the likelihood of new development, its impact on the corridor's intrinsic qualities, and programs and policies in place that would minimize negative impacts on the intrinsic qualities.
The proposed byway corridor is regulated by local land use, planning or zoning laws:
__along the entire byway route
__along 50% or more of the byway route
__along less than 50% of the byway route
__no local land use, planning or zoning laws exist
The proposed byway corridor (or segments) is subject to the planning policies of a Federal land management agency (BLM, USDA Forest Service, NPS, FWS) or the US Army Corps of Engineers