Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs) Rules

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The Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs) for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont, adopted in the fall of 2016, contains preventative measures to help control soil erosion and protect water quality. The AMPs are designed to minimize the effects of logging on the natural hydrologic functions of forests. The guidelines discuss how to absorb or disperse runoff, retain soil nutrients, filter sediment, prevent fluctuations in water temperature, and contribute organic material to surface waters. 

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