Best Management Practices

Board Approved

  • BMPs for Athletic Fields & School Grounds (adopted by BPC 2/24/2012) [PDF]

  • BMPs for the Application of Aquatic Herbicides in Private Ponds (adopted by BPC 6/15/2007) [PDF] [RTF]

  • Guidance for the Application of Pesticides in Forest Settings in Order to Minimize the Risk of Discharges to Surface Waters (adopted by BPC 6-5-15) [PDF][word]

  • BMPs for Application of Turf Pesticides and Fertilizers (approved by BPC 2009) [PDF]


  • State of Maine Best Management Practices for Pest Prevention and Management in Maine Medical Marijuana Cultivation [PDF]

  • Maine Invasive Plant Fact Sheets—Maine Natural Areas Program and University of Maine Cooperative Extension [link]

  • Regional Clean Water Guidelines for Fertilization of Urban Turf—The Northeast Voluntary Turf Fertilizer Initiative

    • Full document [PDF]
    • Guidelines only [PDF]


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