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.

Erosion and Sediment Control (ESCP) Manual: What goes into an Erosion & Sediment Control Plan (ESCP), where to get information for the ESCP, strategies on selecting BMPs and how to write the ESCP