Map of Forestry Best Management Practices by State

The Forestry Best Management Practices (BMPs) map maintains up to date information about BMPs recommendations in the United States. Navigate the map by zooming in or out using either your mouse or the map zoom tool on the bottom right.

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


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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