Forestry Best Management Practices by State

How to use the NASF Forestry Best Management Practices (BMPs) map:


This project, launched in 2015, maintains up-to-the-minute information about BMPs recommendations in the United States. Navigate using the map by zooming in or out using either your mouse or the map zoom tool on the left. Please note that only the 50 United States are represented in this map, not territories or international information.

Click on a state to learn whether BMP regulation in that state is regulatory, quasi-regulatory or voluntary. Explore which agencies are responsible for BMP policy development. Click on the first hyperlink to view the latest state recommendations for BMPs implementation, and on the second hyperlink to view the research results from a study conducted by a team of researchers from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

The study, report and this map were funded by NASF, the USDA Forest Service and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.’s Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program.

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