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From a water quantity and quality standpoint, forests are the preferred watershed land cover. Forestland can enhance water quality, provide wildlife habitat, and allow for passive recreation. A Forestry Management Plan that is designed to enhance water quality and increase water yields can include commercial timber harvesting. Timber harvesting and other silvicultural activities are widely recognized as acceptable public water supply watershed uses which, when properly managed, will not degrade water quality. “Best Management Practices” (BMPs) are applied to protect water quality, soil structure, residual trees, and cultural resources. Income generated from timber harvesting can subsidize watershed management programs such as land acquisition, source water monitoring, installation and maintenance of access roads, watershed patrolling, signage and gates.
York Water District 86 Woodbridge Road PO Box 447 York Maine 03909 207-363-2265