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Managing change on British Columbia's scenic landscapes

Author(s) or contact(s): British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Source: Forest Practices Branch
Subject: Visual Resource Management
Series: Recreation
Other details:  Published 2013.


A Visual Quality Objective (VQO) is established to guide forest management activities. VQOs describe levels of visual alteration appropriate for landscapes based on their visual sensitivity. VQOs are established at the local level by the resource district manager in consultation with stakeholders, First Nations, and the public. The VQOs are defined in regulation and the actual text with photo examples are provided within this brochure.

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Updated April 04, 2013