Title: Best Management Practices (BMP) Monitoring Manual Field Guide: Implementation and Effectiveness for Protection of Water Resources
Author: Welsch, David; Ryder, Roger; Post, Tim;
Source: USDA,Forest Service, Northeaster Area, State and Private Forestry, Newtown Square, PN
Publication Series: Other
Description: The specific purpose of the BMP protocol is to create an economical, standardized, and repeatable BMP monitoring process that is completely automated, from data gathering through report generation, in order to provide measured data, ease of use, and compatibility with State BMP programs.The protocol was developed to meet the following needs:? Document the use and effectiveness of BMPs in protecting water resources during forest harvesting operations.? Document the degree of compliance with the Clean Water Act as well as the Coastal Zone Management Act and various State laws and regulations.? Assess water resource protection based on the effectiveness of a collective set of BMPs rather than documenting the use of individual prescriptive methods or practices.? Increase credibility through the measurement of results as opposed to observation and anecdotal assessments.? Respond to public concerns regarding the potential effects of timber harvesting based on measured evidence.? Identify opportunities for improvement in water resource. ? Identify opportunities for improvement in water resource protection by identifying causes of BMP failure. Accompanying software and files for this publication are available at: http://www.na.fs.fed.us/watershed/bmp_sw.shtm#dbs
Keywords: NA?FR?02?06, standardize BMP practices, clean water, costal zone management, collect bmp data, bmp field guide, protects water resources
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Welsch, David; Ryder, Roger; Post, Tim 2006. Best Management Practices (BMP) Monitoring Manual Field Guide: Implementation and Effectiveness for Protection of Water Resources. USDA,Forest Service, Northeaster Area, State and Private Forestry, Newtown Square, PN
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