Water and Soils

Properly managed forests are crucial to stabilizing soils, protecting watersheds and producing clean water. Below is information on ways you can protect the soils and water resources on your Tree Farm.

ATFS Standard 4: Protecting the Air, Water and Soil
Forest-management practices maintain or enhance the environment and ecosystems including air, water, soil and site quality.

BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPs)

 Best Management Practices are effective means of preventing or reducing the amount of water pollution generated by forest management activities.

WATER QUALITY

Learn how you can protect water quality on your Tree Farm.

FOREST SOILS

Soils determines which tree species are most appropriate for a site and impact the ability to produce merchantable timber in a reasonable period of time.

POND MANAGEMENT

Learn about construction and management of ponds including stocking, aquatic plants and water chemistry.