Wood-to-Energy Platforms:. Perspectives from the U.S. Forest Service. Rob Doudrick, Director Resource Use Sciences, U.S. Forest Service on behalf of Abigail R. Kimbell Chief, U.S. Forest Service.
Perspectives from the U.S. Forest Service
Rob Doudrick, DirectorResource Use Sciences, U.S. Forest Service
on behalf ofAbigail R. KimbellChief, U.S. Forest Service
... to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations ...
Species location/behavior ...
Black and white spruce (interior)
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina damaged or destroyed timber up to 100 miles inland.
Pests and diseases
Percentage change in avg. duration of longest dry pd., 30-yr. average, 2071-2100 vs. 1961-90
Warmth and drought promote epidemics in forests.
Insect and disease epidemics are increasing in number and spreading rapidly.
Southern pine beetle
Mountain pine beetle
and bioenergy approach
Healthy, resilient, productive forest ecosystems