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Forest Health Monitoring: national status, trends, and analysis 2014

Year:

2015

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station

Source:

Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-209. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 190 p.

Description

The annual national report of the Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) Program of the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 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 FHM national program. In this 14th edition in a series of annual reports, survey data are used to identify geographic patterns of forest insect and disease activity. Satellite data are employed to detect geographic patterns of forest re occurrence. Recent drought conditions are compared across the conterminous United States. Data collected by the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program are employed to detect regional differences in tree mortality. Results of a national insect and disease forest risk assessment, including maps, are presented. Using FIA and national land cover data, decline of intact forest is assessed by forest type and ownership. Ten recently completed Evaluation Monitoring projects are summarized, addressing forest health concerns at smaller scales.

Introduction Chapter 1
Reburns and their Impact on carbon pools, site productivity, and recovery [Chapter 13]
Large-scale patterns of insect and disease activity in the conterminous United States, Alaska and Hawaii from the national insect and disease survey, 2013
Large-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence in the conterminous United States and Alaska, 2013
1-year (2013), 3-year (2011-2013), and 5-year (2009-2013) drought maps for the conterminous United States
Tree mortality
2013-2027 National Insect and Disease Forest Risk Assessment: Summary and data access
Detailed assessment of the decline of core forest in the Conterminous United States
Beech seed orchard development: Identification and propagation of beech bark resistant American beech trees
Investigating causes of mortality in Vermont
Evalutation of sugar maple dieback trends in the upper Great Lakes region
Beech bark disease in Michigan: Spread of the advancing front and stand-level impacts
Using LiDAR to evaluate forest landscape and health factors and their relationship to habitat of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel on the Coronado National Forest, Pinaleño Mountains, Arizona
Reburns and their impact on carbon pools, site productivity, and recovery
Resiliency of ponderosa pine forests to bark beetle infestations following fuel-reduction and forest-restoration treatments
Impacts of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) outbreaks on forest conditions in the Intermountain West
Assessing forest tree risk of extinction and genetic degradation from climate change

Citation

Potter, Kevin M.; Conkling, Barbara L., eds. 2015. Forest Health Monitoring: national status, trends, and analysis 2014. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-209. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 190 p.

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