About ICF
Dick Rol
Principal, Landscape Architecture / Ecosystem Restoration
Dick is a landscape architecture and ecosystem restoration expert with nearly 30 years of experience in both public and private sector roles.

Dick merges science and design to create healthy ecosystems in both wildland and urban places. He applies his broad perspective to planning and design challenges in both natural and urban contexts, with particular emphasis on ensuring that design is rooted in science and driven by purpose. 


Dick leads work from initial visioning through concept design, construction documents, and construction on projects at multiple scales—from large-scale planning to site-specific solutions. His work includes conservation planning, park and trail master plans, preserve plans, off-highway vehicle recreation planning, state parks general plans, and California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act documentation. He also has experience with coastal wetland and stream restoration, restoration of habitats for threatened or endangered species, constructed treatment wetlands, low impact development stormwater solutions, interpretive and educational exhibits, abandoned mine land reclamation, and design of urban parks, trails, street corridors, and coastal recreation facilities. Through his technical expertise, experience navigating regulatory and stakeholder outreach programs, and calm problem-solving approach, Dick brings the leadership necessary to guide complex and controversial projects.


"Multidisciplinary design is more than just having multiple disciplines on your team, each with their separate tasks. It is a mindset and a process where each discipline participates in generating ideas and solutions, regardless of the task or topic, from start to finish"
Education
  • M.S., Landscape Architecture, Utah State University
  • B.S., Landscape Design, South Dakota State University
  • B.S., Biology, South Dakota State University
Publications
  • Part 614.4 Conservation Corridor Planning at the Landscape Level: Managing for Wildlife Habitat. USDA, Natural Resource Conservation Service. Part 190 of National Biology Handbook. 1999
  • Conservation corridors in the United States: benefits and planning guidelines. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 1999