Forestry Services monitors the compliance with Oklahoma's Forestry Best Management Practices using a protocol established by the Southern Group of State Foresters. Monitored sites are selected randomly from a large pool of tracts that have received treatment within the past two years. Our water quality forester uses the BMP Checklist to determine the extent to which the BMPs were followed, and to identify significant risks to water quality that need follow-up action. Observations on each site are shared with the landowner, land manager and contractors as an educational tool to improve overall BMP performance and help assure that Oklahoma's water resources are protected.
The most recent monitoring project was completed in April 2010, and the results can be found in the final report, Implementation of Forestry BMPs in Eastern Oklahoma.