2011 NYS BMP for Water Quality Field Guide – UNDER REVISION

The WAC Forestry Program in partnership with the NYS DEC, NYC DEP, ESFPA and the US Forest Service is in the process of revising the NYS BMP for Water Quality Field Guide. We are accepting comments on our first draft through March 30th, 2018.  We anticipate finalizing a new version of the Guide in time to distribute it at the NYS Woodsmens Field Days, Boonville, NY, in August, 2018.

2018 NYS BMP for Water Quality Field Guide DRAFT (low resolution 4.8MB) PDF DOWNLOAD

We welcome any comments or suggestions you have on the Guide. Thank you for taking the time to review our first draft.

People from many different organizations contributed to developing this field guide in 1998 and 2010. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Forest Products Utilization & Marketing Section, the Empire State Forest Products Association, the WAC Forestry Program, and the New York State Sustainable Forestry Initiative Committee were very instrumental in beginning the effort to have BMPs assembled into a practical field guide.

Many other local, state and federal agencies provided insight, inspiration and illustrations, which helped tremendously in developing this guide. A special thanks goes to the Hudson Mohawk RC&D Council, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the US Forest Service, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Northern Logger and Timber Processor.