By Barbara Burns (in consultation with Jim Steinman) NA Program Coordinator for Forest Health Monitoring. Forest Health Program elements to consider…. Forest Health Program elements to consider…. Elements related to How the Program is delivered Elements related to Key Program Areas
NA Program Coordinator for Forest Health Monitoring
Involve State Departments of Agriculture as partners … where they are the lead agency for Cooperative Forest Health programs.
Elsewhere, they should be a key stakeholder, as most States share responsibilities for pest management between State agriculture and forestry agencies.
Collect forest health data….with other States.
“…hemlock woolly adelgid… will undoubtedly …degrade habitat for coldwater stream species.”
WATERSHED MODEL FOREST, CLARYVILLE conditions.
“… plots have been installed, according to the USDA Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) system.”
“… the threat of wildfire is… greater. Tons of fallen limbs .. are a …reminder of the … 2007 ice storm.”
Conduct forest health management activities… limbs .. are a …reminder of the … 2007 ice storm.”
“…. invasive species control and management …should be addressed in the Forest Stewardship plan.”
Reduce damage..through… suppression and/or eradication. addressed in the Forest Stewardship plan.”
State Forests 70,393 acres addressed in the Forest Stewardship plan.”
State Parks 4,403 acres
State Game Lands 22,113 acres
Represent forest entomology and forest pathology expertise within the State..
.. include education efforts where needed, such as the “do not move firewood” campaign…