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Water Quality



Water Quality

West Virginia’s Logging Sediment Control Act (LSCA), prevents soil erosion and stream sedimentation that can result from commercial timber harvesting operations. Mandating operator licensing, professional logger certification, harvesting notification and use of best management practices (BMPs), the LSCA ensures clean water for more than 1.8 million West Virginians.

Best Management Practices
Best Management Practices

West Virginia Silvicultural Best Management Practices for Controlling Soil Erosion and Sedimentation from Logging Operations