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Cassandra Kurtz

Forester
Forest Inventory & Analysis
1992 Folwell Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
United States
Phone
651-649-5149
Current Research

I am a Forester in the Northern Resaerch Station's Forest Inventory and Analysis (NRS-FIA) group. In that role, I prepare reports on invasive plant species, tribal land, and forest resources. I serve as the lead analyst for Wisconsin and regional lead for invasive plants. 

Research Interest

My interests are to explore various invasive plant topics and to further investigate what factors are driving their presence and abundance. Additionally I enjoy examining FIA data to find changes in forest and tribal resources.

Featured Publications
Other Publications
  • Lugo, Ariel E.; Smith, James E.; Potter, Kevin M.; Marcano Vega, Humfredo ; Kurtz, Cassandra M.. 2022. The contribution of nonnative tree species to the structure and composition of forests in the conterminous United States in comparison with tropical islands in the Pacific and Caribbean
  • Goff, Thomas C.; Albright, Thomas A.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; McWilliams, William H.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel ; Vickers, Lance ; Walters, Brian F.; Westfall, James A.; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2021. Missouri forests 2018: summary report
  • Albright, Thomas A.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Drobnack, Jason M.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; McWilliams, William H.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Riemann, Rachel ; Vickers, Lance A.; Walters, Brian F.; Westfall, James A.; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2020. New York Forests 2017
  • Morin, Randall S.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Halman, Joshua ; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; McWilliams, William H.; Nelson, Mark D.; Riemann, Rachel I; Walters, Brian F.; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2020. Vermont Forests 2017
  • Morin, Randall S.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Horton, Jonathan ; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; McWilliams, William H.; Nelson, Mark D.; Riemann, Rachel ; Walters, Brian F.; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2020. New Hampshire Forests 2017
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hansen, Mark H.. 2019. An assessment of Canada thistle in northern U.S. forests
  • Albright, Thomas A.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Riemann, Rachel ; Smith, James E.; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2018. Ohio Forests 2016
  • Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Haugen, David E.; Walters, Brian F.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Piva, Ronald J.; Smith, James E.. 2018. Northern Great Plains Forests 2015
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hansen, Mark H.. 2018. An assessment of oriental bittersweet in northern U.S. forests
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hansen, Mark H.. 2018. An assessment of common buckthorn in northern U.S. forests
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hansen, Mark H.. 2018. An assessment of Japanese barberry in northern U.S. forests
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.. 2018. Forests of Wisconsin, 2017
  • Lister, Tonya W.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Andrew J.; Luppold, William G.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel I.; Smith, James E.; Westfall, James A.; Widmann, Richard H.; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2017. Delaware Forests 2013
  • Crocker, Susan J.; Butler, Brett J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Riemann, Rachel I.; Smith, James E.; Westfall, James A.; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2017. Illinois Forests 2015
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Dahir, Sally E.; Stoltman, Andrew M.; McWilliams, William H.; Butler, Brett J.; Nelson, Mark D.; Morin, Randall S.; Piva, Ronald J.; Herrick, Sarah K.; Lorentz, Laura J.; Guthmiller, Mark; Perry, Charles H.. 2017. Wisconsin Forests 2014
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hansen, Mark H.. 2017. An assessment of black locust in northern U.S. forests
  • Gormanson, Dale D.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.. 2017. Forests of Indiana, 2016
  • Albright, Thomas A.; McWilliams, William H.; Widmann, Richard H.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lehman, Shawn; Lister, Tonya W.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Riemann, Rachel; Smith, James E.. 2017. Pennsylvania forests 2014
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hansen, Mark H.. 2017. An assessment of Japanese stiltgrass in northern U.S. forests
  • Pugh, Scott A.; Heym, Douglas C.; Butler, Brett J.; Haugen, David E.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Riemann, Rachel I.; Smith, James E.; Westfall, James A.; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2017. Michigan forests 2014
  • Nelson, Mark D.; Feeley, Tivon E.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.. 2017. Forests of Iowa, 2016
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.. 2017. Forests of Wisconsin, 2016
  • Crocker, Susan J.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Smith, James E.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Zipse, William. 2017. New Jersey Forests 2013
  • Piva, Ronald J.; Treiman, Thomas B.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Luppold, William G.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H. (Hobie); Riemann, Rachel; Smith, James E.; Walters, Brian F.; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2016. Missouri Forests 2013
  • Gormanson, Dale D.; Gallion, Joey; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Luppold, William; McWilliams, William; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; O'Connell, Barbara; Perry, Charles H. (Hobie); Riemann, Rachel I.; Piva, Ronald J.; Smith, James E.; Sowers, Paul A.; Westfall, Jim; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2016. Indiana Forests 2013
  • Morin, Randall S.; Cook, Gregory W.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Luppold, William G.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H. (Hobie); Piva, Ronald J.; Smith, James E.; Westfall, Jim; Widmann, Richard H.; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2016. West Virginia Forests 2013
  • Miles, Patrick D.; VanderSchaaf, Curtis L.; Barnett, Charles; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; McWilliams, William H.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H. (Hobie); Riemann, Rachel I.; Smith, James E.; Walters, Brian F.; Westfall, Jim; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2016. Minnesota Forests 2013
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hansen, Mark H.. 2016. An assessment of autumn olive in northern U.S. forests
  • McCaskill, George L.; Albright, Thomas; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Widmann, Richard H.; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2016. Maine Forests 2013
  • Nelson, Mark D.; Barnett, Charles J.; Brewer, Matt; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Matthews, Stephen; McWilliams, William H.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Smith, James E.; Walters, Brian F.; Westfall, Jim; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2016. Iowa Forests, 2013
  • Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2015. The forests of Southern New England, 2012
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hansen, Mark H.. 2015. An assessment of nonnative bush honeysuckle in northern U.S. forests
  • Widmann, Richard H.; Crawford, Sloane; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Nelson, Mark D.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Riemann, Rachel. 2015. New York Forests, 2012
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hansen, Mark H.. 2015. An assessment of Japanese honeysuckle in northern U.S. forests
  • Morin, Randall S.; Barnett, Chuck J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Horton, Jonathan; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Miles, Patrick D.; Nelson, Mark D.; Piva, Ronald J.; Wilmot, Sandy; Widmann, Richard H.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Zaino, Robert. 2015. Forests of Vermont and New Hampshire 2012
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hansen, Mark H.. 2014. An assessment of reed canarygrass in northern U.S. forests
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hansen, Mark H.. 2014. An assessment of garlic mustard in northern U.S. forests
  • Widmann, Richard H; Randall, Cotton K.; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Moser, W. Keith; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2014. Ohio's Forests 2011
  • Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Atchison, Robert L.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Andrew; Miles, Patrick D.; Nelson, Mark D.; Piva, Ronald J.; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2013. Kansas' Forests 2010
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Savage, Jessica A.; Huang, I-Yu; Cavender-Bares, Jeannine. 2013. Consequences of salinity and freezing stress for two populations of Quercus virginiana Mill
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hansen, Mark H.. 2013. An assessment of multiflora rose in northern U.S. forests
  • McCaskill, George L.; McWilliams, William H.; Alerich, Carol A.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Griffith, Doug; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lehman, Shawn; Lister, Tonya W.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Roth, Paul; Riemann, Rachel; Westfall, James A.. 2013. Pennsylvania's Forests, 2009
  • Piva, Ronald J.; Walters, Brian F.; Haugan, Douglas D.; Josten, Gregory J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Andrew J.; Lister, Tonya W.; Moser, W. Keith; Nelson, Mark D.; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2013. South Dakota's Forests 2010
  • Haugen, David E.; Harsel, Robert; Bergdahl, Aaron; Claeys, Tom; Woodall, Christopher W.; Wilson, Barry T.; Crocker, Susan J.; Butler, Brett J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Barnett, Charles H.; Domke, Grant; Kaisershot, Dan; Moser, W. Keith; Lister, Andrew J.; Gormanson, Dale D.. 2013. North Dakota's Forests 2010
  • Widmann, Richard H.; Crawford, Sloane; Barnett, Charles; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2012. New York's Forests 2007
  • Pugh, Scott A.; Pedersen, Lawrence D.; Heym, Douglas C.; Piva, Ronald J.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Barnett, Charles J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Moser, W. Keith. 2012. Michigan's Forests 2009
  • Lister, Tonya W.; Gladders, Glenn; Barnett, Charles J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Andrew J.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2012. Delaware's Forests 2008
  • Widmann, Richard H.; Cook, Gregory W.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2012. West Virginia's Forests 2008
  • Lister, T.W.; Perdue, J.L; Barnett, C.J.; Butler, B.J.; Crocker, S.J.; Domke, G.M.; Griffith, D.; Hatfield, M.A.; Kurtz, C.M.; Lister, A.J.; Morin, R.S.; Moser, W.K.; Nelson, M.D.; Perry, C.H.; Piva, R.J.; Riemann, R.; Widmann, R.; Woodall, C.W.. 2011. Maryland's Forests 2008
  • Moser, W.K.; Barnett, C.H.; Kurtz, C.M.; Atchison, R.A.. 2011. Kansas' forest resources, 2010
  • Butler, Brett J.; Barnett, Charles J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Gormanson, Dale ; Hill, William N.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya; Martin, Christopher; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall; Moser, W. Keith; Nelson, Mark D.; O'Connell, Barbara; Payton, Bruce; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2011. The Forests of Southern New England, 2007: A report on the forest resources of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island
  • Nelson, Mark D.; Brewer, Matt; Woodall, Christopher W.; Perry, Charles H.; Domke, Grant M.; Piva, Ronald J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Moser, W. Keith; Lister, Tonya W.; Butler, Brett J.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Miles, Patrick D.; Barnett, Charles J.; Gormanson, Dale. 2011. Iowa's Forests 2008
  • Morin, Randall S.; Barnett, Chuck J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Francher, Susan; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ron; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Chris W.. 2011. New Hampshire's Forests 2007
  • Raeker, Gus; Moser, W. Keith; Butler, Brett J.; Fleming, John; Gormanson, Dale D.; Hansen, Mark H.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morris, Mike; Treiman, Thomas B.. 2011. Missouri's forests 2008
  • Morin, Randall S.; Barnett, Chuck J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; De Geus, Robert; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ron; Riemann, Rachel; Widmann, Richard; Wilmot, Sandy; Woodall, Chris W.. 2011. Vermont's Forests 2007
  • Moser, W.K.; Barnett, C.H.; Hansen, M.H.; Kurtz, C.M.; Treiman, T.B.. 2011. Missouri's forest resources, 2010
  • Butler, Brett J.; Hill, William N.; Kurtz, Cassandra; Moser, W. Keith. 2011. Massachusetts' forest resources, 2010
  • Butler, Brett J.; Kurtz, Cassandra; Moser, W. Keith; Payton, Bruce. 2011. Rhode Island's forest resources, 2010
  • McCaskill, George L.; McWilliams, William H.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Woodall, Christopher W.. 2011. Maine's forests 2008
  • Butler, Brett J.; Kurtz, Cassandra; Martin, Christopher; Moser, W. Keith. 2011. Connecticut's forest resources, 2010
  • Kurtz, C.M.; Crocker, S.J.. 2010. Forest resources of the Shawnee National Forest, 2007
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Kaisershot, Daniel J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Wazenegger, Jeffery S.. 2009. Forest resources of the United States, 2002: mapping the renewable resource planning act data
Research Highlights

Examining the Spread of Invasive Species Using Data from the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program

Year: 2014
Invasive plant species threaten the integrity of our ecosystems and cost billions of dollars in damages and removal costs annually. Forest Service scientists have prepared a series of research notes, each featuring an invasive plant species that is monitored on Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) pl...
https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/about/people/cmkurtz