Forestry: Additional Resources
On this page:
Reports and Guidance Documents
- National Mangemement Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Forestry This report helps forest owners protect lakes and streams from polluted runoff that can result from forestry activities. These scientifically sound techniques are the best practices known today. The report will also help states to implement their nonpoint source control programs
- Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance for Dirt and Gravel Roads This manual identifies, documents, and encourages the use of environmentally sensitive maintenance of dirt and gravel roads. The document provides insight into using natural systems and innovative technologies to reduce erosion, sediment, and dust pollution while more effectively and efficiently maintaining dirt and gravel roads and gives the users a "tool box" full of environmentally sensitive maintenance "tools" and practices.
- Techniques for Tracking, Evaluating, and Reporting the Implementation of Nonpoint Source Control Measures- Forestry
- Guidance Specifying Management Measures for Sources of Nonpoint Pollution in Coastal Waters See Chapter 3, Management Measures for Forestry.
- Water and the Forest Service This report focuses on the role of forests in water supply, including quantity, quality, timing of release, flood reductions and low flow augmentation, economic value of water from national forest lands, and economic benefits of tree cover for stormwater reduction in urban areas.
- Montana's Forestry Best Management Practices Monitoring Audit Report (2006) ExitThis report summarizes the findings of Montana's 2006 forestry BMP audits, and complements similar study reports completed biennially since 1990. Good resource for assistance in establishing interdisciplinary teams to audit BMP application and effectiveness.
- Water-Road Interaction Technology Series Documents (2000) This website contains a wealth of resources in helping to manage the impacts of unpaved, low-volume roads on water resources. Topics covered include surface draingage, subsurface drainage, stream crossings, as well as an extensive bibliography of related materials.
Forest management certification is evolving rapidly in the United States. Forest management certification arose as a non-regulatory alternative for fostering the improved stewardship of working forestlands. While there are many regulations governing forest management—particularly in the United States—certification provides a private incentive to encourage landowner commitment to sustainable forest management. It also offers a stamp of approval for forest management practices that meet standards considered to be environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable. There are now three major forestry certification programs in the United States: