Best Management Practices (BMPs)
Best Management Practices (BMPs) include a wide range of recommended techniques that can be used before, during and after logging operations. Loggers, foresters and scientists have developed these techniques from their own practical experience and research. The following publications provide the best knowledge for protecting water quality during harvesting.
2016 edition. Guidelines for conducting forest management in and adjacent to wetlands and surface waters are known as best management practices. This booklet contains these guidelines, some of which are law.
2005 Edition. Describes Best Management Practices (BMPs) for protecting water quality during forest harvests.
Links to the NH DES webpage outlining current shoreland protection regulations for landowners, timber harvesters, developers, and others working near waterways and waterbodies in NH.
Includes information on laws on current use assessment, timber tax, wetlands, timber trespass, deceptive business practices, basal area, slash and land conversion. Landowners, loggers, foresters, municipal officials and others will find what they need when planning or reviewing a timber harvest.
Second edition 2010. The purpose of this guide is to provide New Hampshire landowners, and the professionals that work with them, practical recommendations on sustainable management practices for individual forest ownerships. From this website, the entire book or individual chapters can be viewed and printed as pdfs or individual chapters can be viewed and printed as html.