New National Monitoring Report Highlights Recent Forest Health Issues
Annual Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) reports summarize the status, trends, and analyses of the nation's forest resources. The recently published , edited by Eastern Threat Center cooperating scientists Kevin Potter and Barb Conkling, features chapters authored by Center scientists and cooperators that discuss a variety of forest health issues, including patterns of insect and disease activity, forest fire occurrence, drought and moisture surplus, tree mortality, and forest fragmentation. The report also includes summaries of recently completed Evaluation Monitoring projects--FHM-funded efforts to determine the extent, severity, and causes of forest health changes as seen through Detection Monitoring activities.
Annual FHM reporting is jointly funded by the U.S. Forest Service Forest Health Protection Program and the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program.