Maintaining the Forestry Exemption Under the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act

The North Carolina Sedimentation Pollution Control Act was passed in 1973. Its purpose is to prevent sediment from reaching streams by requiring the installation and maintenance of adequate sediment control measures during site-disturbing activities. The initial law provided a blanket exemption for agriculture and forestry. The 1989 North Carolina legislature amended the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act. The amendment maintains the forestry exemption but only on the condition that site-disturbing forestry activities be conducted in accordance with Forest Practices Guidelines.

Pesticide Development: A Brief Look at the History

Although the history of pest control likely began with the first human who swatted a mosquito or picked off a tick, it was not until the emergence of organized agriculture, when pests attacked the plants we grew for food and threatened our very own survival, did the battle for the control of our planet begin. Today, we have far more uses for pesticides: They are essential to the efficient use of our natural resources. The goal of this publication is to list key events in the history of pesticide development. It should serve as a framework to support other pesticide publications specific to forestry.