Forestry BMP Workshops



Click on the link Forestry BMP POSTER  for information on the next forestry/water quality event  

Please call 318/ 255-3554 to pre-register.  CP-Forestry BMP Poster

When forestry operations are carried out without paying attention to protecting our soil, water resources, and wildlife a variety of problems can result. The main nonpoint source pollutant from forestry is sediment. Others include excessive nutrients (mainly nitrogen and phosphorus), forest chemicals (herbicides, insecticides and fungicides), and organic debris. Other negative impacts include disruption of natural drainage and increased irregularity of streamflows, and increased water temperatures. The presence and severity of these problems depend on site characteristics, weather conditions during the operations, and the forestry practices employed. We can’t control the weather, but we can try to use the best practices that we have available for managing the land and its resources.

  • Draft AGENDA
  • Registration: 8:00 am Begin at: 8:30 am
  • I. Welcome & Introductions
  • II. Introductory comments
  • III. Historic BMP’s & Statistics
  • IV. Forest Erosion & Water Quality Concerns (forest roads, landing zones, skid trails, & SMZ’s)
  • V. Wildlife Considerations in SMZ’s
  • VI. Break VII. Wildlife Considerations (Logsets & Haul Roads)
  • VIII. Erosion Concerns on Forest Haul Roads & Skid Trails—Financial assistance available through EQIP
  • IX. Louisiana Master Logger Program & Looking Forward
  • X. Question & Answer Session
  • XI. Collect Evaluations
  • XII. Concluding Comments (12:00 pm)
  • Field Tour

Special thanks to these: Louisiana Dept. of Environmental Quality;  USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service;     National Wildlife Turkey Federation Louisiana Forestry Association; and the Louisiana Tech School of Forestry