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Compliance with Forestry Best Management Practices in West Virginia

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Abstract:

A study of compliance with West Virginia's Best Management Practices (BMPs) for logging was conducted from May 1995 to November 1996. Practices were divided into those that influence haul roads, skid roads, and landings. For those practices that may be reliably compared, results of this study generally indicated improvements in compliance over studies conducted in previous years. In addition, this statewide field survey found higher levels of compliance with most practices on forest industry sites than on nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) sites. Other states in the region interested in assessing the degree to which BMPs for logging are followed may benefit from the methodological approaches and results of this study. North. J. Appl. For. 15(4):211-215.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Service Forester, West Virginia Division of Forestry, Ripley, WV 25271

Publication date: December 1, 1998

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Northern Journal of Applied Forestry covers northeastern, midwestern, and boreal forests in the United States and Canada.
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