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What Kinds of Best Management Practices Work Best

TitleWhat Kinds of Best Management Practices Work Best
Author/CreatorCobourn, John; Purdy, Shelly; Segale, Heather M.
Related item(s)Press Release available at
Date Original2003-06-02
Summary/DescriptionLake Tahoe Report Segment # 23: "Types of Best Management Practices (BMPs)" (Air Date: June 8, 2003). Jennifer Jesperson from the Tahoe Resource Conservation District discusses the best management practices (BMP's) that property owners need to follow in order to control soil erosion and therefore protect Lake Tahoe's clarity.
SubjectSoil erosion -- Environmental aspects -- Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
Best management practices (Pollution prevention)
LocationLake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.)
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
CollectionThe Lake Tahoe Report
Original PublisherLake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition (
Electronic PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Reno - Department of Teaching and Learning Technologies
Ordering and Permissions InformationFor more information, contact the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, or 775-832-4138.
Date Digital2004-12-06
RelationRequires Windows Media Player
Resource TypeMoving Image
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno
TranscriptionSegment 23: "BMP's"Air Date: June 8th ((Anchor intro)) Every homeowner at Lake Tahoe will soon be required to install BMP's on their property. And if you don't know what BMP's are, Shelly Purdy explains in tonight's Lake Tahoe Report. ((Take Pkg)) ((Track 1)) Jennifer Jesperson may soon be coming to a neighborhood near you?and she might even be coming to your home. There are currently more than 20-thousand homes in the Tahoe basin that need to be evaluated for the BMP retrofit program. And it's Jennifer's job to help homeowners figure out what, if any, BMP's are needed on those properties. ((Sot @ 5:20 Jennifer Jesperson, Tahoe Resource Conservation District)) ?In this area, there's some native low ground covers were installed for some revegetation on the bare soil areas and then gravel was installed to capture runoff from the garage and the patio which driped all down through here.? ((Track 2)) BMP's or best management practices is essentially a fancy name for landscaping designed to control soil erosion. ((Sot @ 4:45)) "some of the BMP's installed on this property include this rock wall which was extended to retain some of the soil coming off the slope. A drain was installed across the driveway and prefabricated drywall system was installed to capture the runoff." ((Track 3)) BMP's range from everything from planting native shrubs and grasses to installing huge retaining walls and terraces. It just depends on what needs to be done at each different location. And though the BMP's you need to install may vary, the end result is always be the same - protecting the clarity of Lake Tahoe by controlling soil erosion. With the lake tahoe education coalition, I'm Shelly Purdy for KOLO News Channel 8. ((Anchor tag)) If you live at Lake Tahoe and would like more information about a free BMP site evaluation, go to our website at In next week's Lake Tahoe Report, Shelly takes us on a visit to a local nursery to sort the good from the bad when it comes to planting in the garden.

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