Forest Health Monitoring Annual National Reports
The Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) Program is a long-term, national research and monitoring effort focusing on forest ecosystems. This is an interagency program designed to assist resource managers and policy makers in managing forest resources in the United States, allocating funds for research and development, and evaluating the effectiveness of environmental policies. The FHM National Office is responsible for an annual report that presents forest health status and trends from a national or multi-State regional perspective using a variety of sources, introduces new techniques for analyzing forest health data, and summarizes results of recently completed Evaluation Monitoring projects funded through the national FHM Program.
Cooperating scientists from North Carolina State University's Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources work with Eastern Threat Center staff to provide skills in statistical design and analysis including geographic information systems, model use and development, graphics, technical writing and editing, and results presentation and communication. This joint research venture addresses the annual national report as well as several other research, analysis, and reporting tasks. This project is jointly funded by the U.S. Forest Service Forest Health Protection Program and the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program.
The annual national reports are edited volumes authored by many contributing scientists and edited by Threat Center cooperating scientists at NCSU. The full series is accessible to be searched and downloaded by year, topic, or chapter, along with highlights and additional resources.