Forestry practices create sediment runoff and warmer water temperatures. We work with other agencies to enforce rules that prevent this type of runoff.
We help ensure that the Forest Practices Rules are effective in protecting water quality and meet federal and state water quality standards. These rules and other programs like the Washington Watershed Restoration Initiative help protect streams, wetlands, and other bodies of water in or near forest areas and in-stream fish habitat.
The Forest Practices Rules provide standards to: