One of our best tools to improve water quality is the installation of best management practices (BMPs). BMPS are used in a variety of projects ranging from agriculture, to storm water, to erosion and sediment control and differ for each field depending on the purpose. BMPs for stream conservation usually fall within the agricultural category, and typically include:
– Riparian Forest Buffer plantings
– Stabilized Stream Crossings
– Fish Habitat and Bank Stabilization Structures
– Livestock Exclusion Fencing
The Mifflin County Conservation District focuses on completing comprehensive stream buffer projects that address all stream related issues. These projects often include a suite of BMP installations that achieve optimal improvements for the environment and meet the goals of the landowner.