Best Management Practices

In Maine, Forestry Best Management Practices–or BMPs–are a combination of regulatory and voluntary measures designed to protect water quality on timber harvests. BMPs are based on a few basic principles, which when understood, allow loggers to select the most effective and efficient BMP practices for use on a particular timber harvest.

The Maine Forest Service has worked with its forest industry partners to a develop a Forestry BMP field manual and develop BMP training for loggers and other forestry professionals.

BMP Slideshow

Past Maine Forestry Best Management Practices (BMP) Use and Effectiveness Reports

SFI EZ Water Bar Videos


Qualified Logging Professional

Qualified Logging Professional