Best Management Practices and Streams

Best Management Practices and Streams

Best Management Practices (BMPs) were created and are critical for protecting delicate forest and stream habitat during forestry and other land management operations.

The Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds
https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Documents/WorkingForests/Oregon_Plan_PFguide.pdf
A guide to voluntary actions to assist threatened and endangered fish

Oregon's Forest Protection Laws: An Illustrated Manual
http://oregonforests.org/sites/default/files/publications/pdf/OR_For_Protect_Laws_2011.pdf
A landowner guide illustrating the different steps of land management and proper BMPs to follow for each.

Forest Practices Illustrated
http://www.dnr.wa.gov/node/1268
An illustrated guide to using BMPs in forest management

Guide to placement of wood, boulders and gravel for habitat restoration
http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/Pages/search-results.aspx?q=Guide%20to%20placement%20of%20wood,%20boulders%20and%20gravel%20for%20habitat%20restoration
This guide has been developed to facilitate the placement of large wood, boulders and gravel. These techniques, when done independently or in conjunction with other restoration activities, increase the channel complexity and diversity of habitat necessary to help restore and support a healthy aquatic ecosystem.

Montana Forestry Best Management Practices
http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/forestry/docs/assistance/practices/finalbmp_versionforweb10_1_15.pdf
Guidance resource illustrating riparian buffer zones and the BMPs that help protect them.

Riparian Buffer BMP Manual
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/wrd-nps-bmp-rb_456916_7.pdf
A document detailing the benefits of riparian buffers, appropriate uses for them, and how to create and manage them.

Michigan NRCS Riparian Forest Buffer Technical Guide
https://efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/references/public/MI/Riparian_Forest_Buffer_(AC)_(391)_CPS.pdf
A document detailing the benefits of riparian buffers, appropriate uses for them, and how to create and manage them.

Stream Simulation: An Ecological Approach to Providing Passage for Aquatic Organisms at Road-Stream Crossings
https://streamcontinuity.org/pdf_files/Stream%20Simulation.pdf
This is a guide to stream simulation—a method for designing and building road-stream crossings intended to permit free and unrestricted movements of any aquatic species.

Current Regulations, Guidelines and Best Management Practices Concerning Forest Harvesting and Riparian Zone Management.
https://www.thinktrees.org/resources/forest-management-guidelines-for-riparian-mngt-areas/
This guidebook sets out specific management activities within RMAs to help balance ecological, social and economic values at the landscape and stand levels. Good information in the Appendix.

BMP Design, Pollutants Controlled Calculation Assistance, and other Technical Manuals
http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3313_71618_3682_3714-118554--,00.html
Links to Michigan DEQ BMP manuals and forms

BMP landowner guides
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/forestmanagement/guides.html
A collection of guides to help understand and implement forestry BMPs. Covers crossings, managing for trout, and general practices.

Water Quality Management on Forest Land
https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/fmg/nfmg/docs/WaterQualityBooklet_57739_7.pdf
A guidebook for landowners that describes responsible actions necessary for maintaining high quality water normally associated with their land.

Wisconsin Forest Management Guidelines
https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/fmg/nfmg/docs/wi/bmpwisconsincomplete.pdf
Goal of this document is to establish basic, sensible concepts that outline responsible resource management at the site-level

Sustaining Minnesota Forest Resources
http://mn.gov/frc/documents/council/site-level/MFRC_FMG&Biomass_2007-12-17.pdf
These voluntary site-level forest management guidelines provide valuable decision-making tools for landowners, resource managers and loggers. It has a "what to do" and a "why we do it" section.

MDEQ Part 91 Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Documents
http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3311_4113-367593--,00.html
List of documents related to Part 91 compliance. The primary intent of Part 91 is to protect the waters of the state and adjacent properties by minimizing erosion and controlling off-site sedimentation.

Forest Stewardship Bulletin
http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/private/tools-resources/publications/forest-stewardship/forest-stewardship-best-management-practices-for-pennsylvania-forests
The BMPs in this publication are divided into three areas of forest management: planning, forest operations, and forest values. Each forest resource management component includes an objective, the primary issue on which the BMPs are based, considerations and concerns regarding the management component, and a checklist of BMPs that address those considerations and concerns.