Views are not goods and services of conventional economics. They are sometime thrown into a non-consumable or non-market bag for later discussions.
We believe that views such as those seen from mountain tops, roadside turnouts, and special places along trails are parts of a valuable landscape and the landscape takes on value (or looses value) or the partial ability to produce funds within Rural System over time with the presence and disappearance of views. The value of the view is at least the difference in net income within Rural System before and after the view has be destroyed or negatively impacted. Of course views can be improved and the incremental improvement can be (at least) similarly evaluated. See also:
Rural System offers
R.H. Giles, Jr.
July 2, 2005