RD475 - Annual Report on the Progress of Implementing the Silvicultural Water Quality Laws in Virginia - 2015

Executive Summary:
This report describes the activities of the Virginia Department of Forestry related to the implementation of the 1993 Silvicultural Water Quality Law, §§ 10.1-1181.1 through § 10.1-1181.7 of the Code of Virginia. Two key functions of the Department involve water quality. One focuses on Best Management Practices on forest harvesting operations and protecting streams from sediment. The other focuses on improving and protecting watersheds through management and land conservation. The report includes relevant statistics.