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Silviculture: Best Management Practices

This manual establishes the Best Management Practices (BMPs) for silviculture operations in Florida. These practices are designed as the minimum standards necessary for protecting and maintaining the State's water quality as well as certain wildlife habitat values, during forestry activities. As such, they represent a balance between overall natural resource protection and forest resource use.

In addition, these practices were developed specifically for silviculture and are intended to be applied on all such operations.  However, they are not intended for use during tree removal or land clearing operations associated with development or other activities that have non-forestry objectives.

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