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Polluted Runoff: Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution

National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Forestry

This report helps forest owners protect lakes and streams from polluted runoff that can result from forestry activities. These scientifically sound techniques are the best practices known today. The report will also help states to implement their nonpoint source control programs. (May 2005, EPA 841-B-05-001). 

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