Provide and promote BMPs for reducing negative impacts from forestry, agriculture, and recreational activities

Any time you disturb the ground there is the potential to cause soil erosion and sedimentation that can negatively impact our water quality.  BMPs are a practices that help keep soil in place.  In the case of timber harvesting, recreational trail development, and agriculture, BMPs are effective tools to prevent erosion and sedimentation and thereby protect water quality.  Employing good road design, layout and installation; properly buffering water resources; and appropriately installing water bars and stream crossings will lessen the amount of sediment (as well as excess nutrients and possible pollutants) reaching the water. For more information about these practices, please refer to the following:

BMPS for timber harvesting operations:  https://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource000247_Rep266.pdf

BMPs for trail development: https://naturegroupie.org/resources/nh-best-management-practices-trail-construction-maintenance

BMPs for agriculture:  https://www.agriculture.nh.gov/publications-forms/documents/bmp-manual.pdf