Best Management Practices (BMP) include (but not limited to) the following:
and maintaining roads and stream crossings.
Management Zones (SMZ) along all waterways.
Ensuring proper handling
of logging debris and clean-up.
Re-seeding logging decks
and logging roads to stabilize soils.
Presently, Best Management Practices has a voluntary compliance position and is
promoted by the Arkansas Forestry Commission and supported by Arkansas Forestry
Association, Arkansas Timber Producers Association, many private landowners,
most forestry consultants, and all the major timber corporations (Weyerhaeuser,
International Paper, Plum Creek, Potlatch, etc.).
Costs incurred from following proposed BMP, is more than returned in the
enhancements to your forests’ increased marketability and sustained yield.
The above presentation was designed to provide you an introductory
knowledge of timberland and its respective management options. If you would like
to learn more, I encourage you to do the following:
Listen to "Timber
Talk" each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. on 100.5 FM in Magnolia, Arkansas or
Saturday at 8:30 a.m. on 99.5 FM in Nashville, Arkansas.
Join “Forest Landowners”
and begin attending their meetings and receiving their quarterly magazine. I
have a featured articled in their latest publication titled, “Regeneration –
Join “Arkansas Forestry
Association” and begin attending their meetings and receiving their quarterly
d) We also have several web links to affiliated forestry
e) Drop by and visit our office; we have tangible
displays illustrating much of the information in this article.
you have any questions, or would like additional information about the above
topics, just call me at 870-234-0200 (ext. 1202).
Reynolds, BSF, RF