Fundamental BMPs to Protect Water Quality on Haul Roads and Skid Trails - Dover-Foxcroft

Bureau / Program: Maine Forest Service
Date: May 1, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Pleasant River Lumber, 432 Milo Road, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
Event Type: Workshop/Training

This workshop is designed for loggers and foresters and includes indoor presentations and an outdoor session. The workshop will focus on the Fundamental BMPs with an emphasis on controlling the flow of water and minimizing/stabilizing exposed mineral soil. The content was developed by the Maine Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Maine Forest Service as a level one BMP training.

Registration is limited to 20.



  • BMPs and Water Quality: An Introduction to the main Topics for BMP Level One training.
    Pat Sirois, Coordinator, Maine SFI

  • Best Management Practices for Forestry: Protecting Maine's Water Quality: An introduction to the Maine Forest Service BMP manual.
    Tom Gilbert, Water Resources Specialist, Maine Forest Service

  • Maines Fundamental Best Management Practices for Forestry with Scenarios.
    Jim Ferrante, District Forester, Maine Forest Service
    Julie Davenport, District Forester, Maine Forest Service

  • Lunch - Provided

  • Field Site Visit One - Controlling water on skid trails and around yards
    • Using the BMP Monitoring approach to assess the trail as a class and in groups
    • Discussion of BMP improvements

  • Field Site Site Two - Planning a Crossing
    • In groups, determine location of crossing
    • What type of crossing should be installed
    • What BMPs are applicable and why
    • Using the BMP Monitoring approach to assess the crossing and approaches
    • Discussion of BMP improvements

Continuing Education Credits:

  • CLP- 1 day recertification
  • Master Logger 6 credit hours
  • SAF 4 category 1 credits

Thank You to our Partners and Sponsors:

  • A&A Brochu
  • Maine SFI
  • Pleasant River Lumber
  • Robbins Lumber

Contact Name: Jim Ferrante
Contact Phone: 207-441-4308
Contact Email: