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    Author(s): William BechtoldKurt Riitters
    Date: 2007
    Source: In: Proceedings of the international symposium on forest health monitoring; 2007 January 30-31; Seoul; Republic of Korea. Available from Korea Forest Conservation Movement (sansarang@kfcm.or.kr): 19-40
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Forest monitoring systems have historically been designed to obtain data needed for timber management, but in the past few decades forests have been increasingly viewed as holistic systems that are best monitored with an integrated approach which includes the ecological and social aspects of forests(Riitters and Tkacz 2004). The demand for more comprehensive and science-based information has led the U.S. Forest Service to assemble a monitoring program that is based on a cooperative and integrated approach to gathering and reporting information on many aspects of forest health. This paper provides a brief history of the U.S. Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) Program, a summary of the conceptual approaches, and a description of current operations. Additional details are available on the Program's web site at http://fhm.fs.fed.us/.

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    Bechtold, William; Tkacz, Borys; Riitters, Kurt. 2007. The historical background, framework, and the application of forest health monitoring in the United States. In: Proceedings of the international symposium on forest health monitoring; 2007 January 30-31; Seoul; Republic of Korea. Available from Korea Forest Conservation Movement (sansarang@kfcm.or.kr): 19-40

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