Virginia’s Forestry Best Management Practices for Water Quality


The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) inspects logging jobs to ensure that best management practices are being followed by loggers so that water quality isn't compromised by their logging activities. VDOF's Water Quality Monitoring reviews the status of VDOF's efforts to guard this resource through Best Management Practice (BMP) field audits on a quarterly basis and develops an annual report of these audit findings. VDOF also has a major role in protecting watersheds through riparian forest buffers. Riparian forest buffers reduce erosion and cleanse water entering streams.

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