Forest & Range Evaluation Program Visual Quality Monitoring Protocols

FREP Visual Quality MonitoringThe B.C. government is entrusted with managing visual impacts on Crown forest land. The province's visual resource management program conducts a range of activities to ensure the scenic quality expectations are met.

Visual resource management is about identifying and classifying scenic landscapes and managing forestry activities on the landscape to meet the needs of the public, visitors and other resource users. Visual quality objectives (PDF) guide these forest management activities.

FREP effectiveness evaluations determine if visual quality values are being managed in a sustainable manner by asking these questions:

  • Have objectives been met?
  • How are views in scenic areas being managed?
  • How are visual quality objectives being managed?