Best Management Practices

States are required by the federal Clean Water Act to identify Best Management Practices (BMPs) to control surface runoff and other forms of nonpoint pollution. For forestry activities in North Carolina, the term BMPs refers to effective, economical and practical treatments, methods or practices that can be implemented to help prevent pollution from getting into our water and thereby protect water quality. The detailed definition of BMPs can be found within the FPG rules citation and the North Carolina Forestry BMP Manual.