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Contact

UI Extension Forestry

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1140
Moscow, ID 83844-1140

Phone: (208) 885-7718

Email: yvonnec@uidaho.edu

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University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County

Mailing Address:
1808 N 3rd St
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-3407

Phone: (208) 446-1680

Fax: (208) 446-1690

Email: kootenai@uidaho.edu

Web: UI Extension, Kootenai County

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UI Extension, Clearwater County

Mailing Address:

2200 Michigan Avenue
Orofino, ID 83544

Phone: (208) 476-4434

Email: williamw@uidaho.edu

Idaho Forestry Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Water. Cool, clean, plentiful water. Idaho’s 93,000 miles of rivers and streams support many uses.

In Idaho, as in all of the western United States, water rights, water quantity and water quality are at the center of many of our environmental challenges.

Forestry best management practices (BMPs) are those found to be the most effective means of preventing or reducing nonsource pollution delivered to streams and rivers by forest practices. BMPs also protect water quality by providing

  • shade, which keeps streams cool;
  • vegetation, which captures sediment before it can enter streams; and
  • large woody debris, which increases aquatic habitat.

Current Topics

Class I Streamside Tree Retention Rule

A revised Class I Tree Retention Rule (Shade Rule) was approved by the Idaho Legislature in 2014. The new Shade Rule applies to all forest landowners in Idaho that have Class I streams on their property.

Idaho Forestry Best Management Practices Field Guide

Using BMPs to Protect Water Quality

Get Publication >

Forest Water Quality Part I: Keeping Water Clean

(20 minutes)

Forest Water Quality Part II: The Idaho Forest Practices Act

(18 minutes)

This project was supported by the Renewable Resource Extension Act in partnership with

University of Idaho Extension
University of Idaho College of Natural Resources
Idaho Department of Lands

Contact

UI Extension Forestry

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1140
Moscow, ID 83844-1140

Phone: (208) 885-7718

Email: yvonnec@uidaho.edu

Google Maps

University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County

Mailing Address:
1808 N 3rd St
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-3407

Phone: (208) 446-1680

Fax: (208) 446-1690

Email: kootenai@uidaho.edu

Web: UI Extension, Kootenai County

Chris Schnepf Google Maps

UI Extension, Clearwater County

Mailing Address:

2200 Michigan Avenue
Orofino, ID 83544

Phone: (208) 476-4434

Email: williamw@uidaho.edu

Contact

UI Extension Forestry

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1140
Moscow, ID 83844-1140

Phone: (208) 885-7718

Email: yvonnec@uidaho.edu

Google Maps

University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County

Mailing Address:
1808 N 3rd St
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-3407

Phone: (208) 446-1680

Fax: (208) 446-1690

Email: kootenai@uidaho.edu

Web: UI Extension, Kootenai County

Chris Schnepf Google Maps

UI Extension, Clearwater County

Mailing Address:

2200 Michigan Avenue
Orofino, ID 83544

Phone: (208) 476-4434

Email: williamw@uidaho.edu