Visual Resource Management and Planning since 1996
BC Timber Sales Copper Creek Operating Area as seen from E. C. Manning Provincial Park - Ken Fairhurst Photo - Park Website: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/ecmanning/
Visual Impact Assessment - RDI Resource Design Inc
RDI is an independent professional consulting firm widely recognized as a leader in the fields of 3-D visualization and visual /ecological landscape design planning.
We have been delivering visual quality solutions, based on the best and most current practices, to the forest industry, alternative energy sector, primary energy sector and other natural resource organizations since 1996.
RDI is overseen by Dr. Kenneth B. Fairhurst, PhD, RPF, Registered Professional Forester - Association of BC Forest Professionals; Affiliate Member, Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning, UBC (CALP). Ken was an early pioneer in the development and application of visual resource management in BC, and has been active in that discipline since 1980 in Government positions and in private practice. RDI is Safe Certified by the BC Forest Safety Council.
New Page: Our BCTS VIA page contains links to 70 VIA projects that RDI has conducted for BCTS Kamloops Business Area over the past 12 years of continuous VRM contracts. The projects provide a comprehensive retrospective of BCTS dedication and diligence toward meeting the established VQOs in the KBA, and a library for leaning about visual impact assessment and visual simulation using Visual Nature Studio by 3D Nature.
News: RDI has recently joined/endorsed the World Scientists' Warning to Humanity at the website of the Alliance of World Scientists at www.scientistswarning.org. This diverse organization is a global constituency for united action comprised of individuals and organizations concerned about the future of humanity and life on Earth. The 2019 article published in BIOSCIENCE can be downloaded here: https://www.scientistswarning.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/SW-Climate-Emergency.pdf. Please consider joining and spreading the call.
You can also find a brief webpage at https://sites.google.com/view/rdi-vli
KB Fairhurst's CV and RDI's Resume
New: Check out our new and improved website at rdi3d.ca
RDI's Fields of Endeavour
- Environmental Assessment
- Visual Impact Assessment and Planning
- Oil and Gas
- Integrated Visual Design / Total Resource Planning
- Visual Resource Strategies, Practices, and Guidelines
- Visual Landscape Inventory
- Information and Technology Transfer
- Professional Reviews, Audits, Determinations
- Expert Testimony, Investigations
- Research in Visual Management and Planning
Landforms with Multiple Visual Quality Objectives
The British Columbia Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) is responsible for Visual Resource Management. The Ministry has issued training guidance when dealing with landforms containing more than a single VQO. Each VQO should be met according to their placement.
KB Fairhurst. PhD, RPF, is a Registered Professional Forester since 1981. All forest management activities engaged in by RDI Resource Design Inc under the leadership of Dr. Fairhurst are guided by the Association of BC Forest Professionals' (ABCFP) Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct.