Stream crossings are critical locations for Best Management Practices (BMPs) because they involve the direct interaction of forest roads (subjected to vehicle traffic) with water resources. To prevent water quality impacts and to maintain the integrity of the stream channel it is important to follow all applicable BMPs. Which of the following statements about stream crossings are true? (Hint: One or more statements may be true)
A. They should be constructed at a 45 degree angle to the stream channel
B. They should be constructed at a 90 degree angle to the stream channel
C. Dirt crossings are acceptable as long as they are removed promptly
D. In some cases it is not necessary to stabilize stream crossings after operations are complete
E. If possible, stream crossings should be avoided
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