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Technical Symposium Online Quiz
Derived from the symposium videos - "Examing the Effects of Responsible Forest Management on Watershed Health"
Cost: $25 members      $35 nonmembers
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The Technical Symposium Quiz is approved for 4.5 continuing forestry education (CFEs) credit hours in Category 1-CF by the Society of American Foresters. Successful completion of the self-assessment, defined as a cumulative score of at least 70%, is required to earn CFE credit. CFE approval is valid for one year from posting of quiz, and participants may submit the quiz at any time during that period.

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1. On the National Water Quality Inventory report, what is silviculture ranked as a source of impairment on river, lakes, and streams?
a) 1st
b) 7th
c) 12th
2. Studies have shown that the percentage of compliance on state Best Management Practices is _______?
a) 40%
b) 75%
c) 90%
3. Stated during the Administrative and Regulatory Panel, the percentage of point-source pollution in waterways 40 years ago was ______ and today it is _________?
a) 75%, 25%
b) 85%, 15%
c) 60%, 40%
4. In New York City, the estimated cost of a filtration system for clean water was between $8 and $10 billion. What was the estimated cost of investing in the Catskills Watershed for clean water?
a) $1.5 billion
b) $14 billion
c) $5 billion
5. The Ninth Circuit court ruled that stormwater discharge from forest roads is a form of point-source pollution because_________.
a) Heavy machinery is used to create forest roads
b) The EPA included a statute that identified forest roads as point-source pollutants.
c) Discharge is channeled through a ditch
6. When first introduced, Best Management Practices were not successful due to__________
a) Lack of communication regarding their importance
b) Lack of scientific information regarding water quality
c) General belief that BMPs were ineffective
7. The watershed study conducted by Weyerhauser found that managed forests and harvesting made water turbidity during the winter_________.
a) Decrease
b) Could not be determined.
c) Increase
8. According to studies carried out in the southeast, what time period after harvest are most of the effects of harvest activities on water quality seen?
a) 1-2 years
b) 5-6 years
c) 10+ years
9. What forest practice did studies on forest management and water quality from the 1980s determine had the largest potential to impact sediment loads in streams?
a) Harvesting operations during a clearcut
b) Forest road surface type (i.e. dirt, gravel, asphalt)
c) Site preparation after a clearcut
10. In the closing remarks, Dave Tenny stated that Best Management Practices have improved water quality by______.
a) 50%
b) 80%
c) 90%