Planning for Future Forests with Help from the TACCIMO Tool

From the North Carolina mountains to South Carolina’s coastal plain to the tropics of Puerto Rico, climate change is on the minds of forest planners. National forest planning teams in these areas are among the first few to revise their land and resource management plans under the U.S. Forest Service’s new Planning Rule released in…  More 

ForWarn Follows Rapidly Changing Forest Conditions

U.S. Forest Service and partner scientists are keeping a watchful eye on forest health. As fall colors replace the lush greenness of spring and summer, researchers recognize telltale signs of change in healthy forests. A new publication highlights specific examples where researchers have used ForWarn, a state-of-the-art forest change recognition and tracking system, to detect…  More 

ForWarn Researchers Get EVEREST-Sized Look at Woodland Disturbances

An exploratory visualization facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has provided researchers with the Forest Service Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center and their partners a unique view of maps used for detecting and tracking unexpected forest change and disturbances. The researchers are part of a large team that developed the first near-real-time forest threat…  More 

Forest Service Launches GeoTreesearch

U.S. Forest Service research is now just a click away, with a new web-based application called GeoTreesearch that allows users to search tens of thousands of publications by topic and geography. Research has been part of the Forest Service mission since the agency’s inception in 1905. Today, some 500-plus Forest Service researchers work in a…  More 

Mapping Species Invasions

Forest Service scientists help organize international meeting. Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center research ecologist Frank Koch and Northern Research Station research biologist Robert Venette, and international colleagues co-organized the sixth annual International Pest Risk Mapping Workgroup (IPRMW) held July 23-26 in Norway. The IPRMW is a group of like-minded scientists focused on improving the…  More 

TACCIMO: Making Science Accessible for Forest Planners

In early 2009, a group of researchers led by Steve McNulty, team leader with the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center, partnered directly with forest planners from across the Southern Region of the National Forest System  to start looking at what needed to be done to address the looming problems posed by climate change. A…  More