Build Your Site
Overview: This page emphasizes the importance of your contractor in implementing effective low impact development practices.
LID Checklist (pdf, xls): The LID Checklist includes over 250 best practices that might be employed during all project phases. A matrix of the practice against a column of different considerations makes it easy to see which practices are applicable with a Y, N, or M (yes, no or maybe, it depends on the implementation).
Tree Protection Publication (pdf): Trees are nature’s best and most cost effective stormwater management approach. This links to the field guide for contractors called “Tree Protection on Construction and Development Sites: A Best Management Practices Guidebook for the Pacific Northwest” and summarizes best practices on how to preserve and protect forest remnant stands and individual trees, change grades around a tree, maintain trees, and plant and establish new trees.
Construction Runoff Controls: This links to the EPA Stormwater Menu of BMPs, which includes fact sheets for implementing municipal programs and specific field practices for erosion prevention and sediment control.