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Forestry BMP Implementation Surveys

The Forestry Best Management Practices (BMPs) Implementation Survey project is an integral part of the agency's efforts to assess, develop and promote BMPs for the protection of water resources during forestry activities in North Carolina. BMP implementation surveys follow guidance developed by the Southern Group of State Foresters (SGSF) and are periodic field evaluations of forestry operations designed to determine the level of BMP implementation (use) occurring on active or recently active logging sites throughout the state and to assess the implemented BMP practices for strengths and weaknesses with regard to water quality protection.

BMP implementation surveys document our success as an agency in educating forest practitioners, landowners and operators and help us focus our future efforts in areas that need the most improvement. These surveys also document the relationship between voluntary forestry BMPs and compliance with the state's mandatory Forest Practices Guidelines Related to Water Quality (FPGs). Results from these surveys indicate that properly implemented and maintained BMPs are an effective tool for achieving compliance with the FPGs.

Personnel from the NCFS can provide a presentation on the BMP Implementation Survey project and results to a group of at least 15 individuals if desired. Contact us via, or fax your request to (919) 857-4804 and be sure to include your phone number and/or email address.

Table 1. BMP Implementation Surveys
Survey Period Number of Surveys Conducted Publication Date Survey Report Additional Resources
2000-2003 565 2005 Keeping Sediment in Check with BMPs: Snapshot of 2011 Report on Logging Activities in North Carolina
2006-2008 212 2011 Silviculture BMP Implementation Monitoring: A Framework for State Forestry Agencies
2012-2016 210 2018 Read More about the project with this Story Map

Appendix: Full Results

Summary Leaflet

Presentation of Results
2018-2020 216 2022 Read More about the project with this Story Map

Appendix: Full Results

Summary Leaflet
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