Overview of the Forest Health Monitoring Program


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  • Publication Year: 2000
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: In Hansen, Mark; Burk, Thomas, eds. Integrated tools for natural resources inventories in the 21st century: an international conference on the inventory and monitoring of forested ecosystems; 1998 August 16-19; Boise, ID. Gen. Tech. Rep. NCRS-212. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 129-140.

Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the Forest Health Monitoring Program (FHM), a partnership among the USDA Forest Service, State Foresters, universities, and the USDI Bureau of Land Management. The purpose of FHM is to annually assess the condition of the Nation's forested ecosystems in a standardized way. There are four components of the program-Detection Monitoring, Evaluation Monitoring, Intensive Site Ecosystem Monitoring, and Research on Monitoring Techniques. At the current level of FHM development, approximately 60 percent of all forest lands in the lower 48 States, regardless of ownership, are covered by the Detection Monitoring permanent plot system.

  • Citation: Mangold, Robert D. 2000. Overview of the Forest Health Monitoring Program. In Hansen, Mark; Burk, Thomas, eds. Integrated tools for natural resources inventories in the 21st century: an international conference on the inventory and monitoring of forested ecosystems; 1998 August 16-19; Boise, ID. Gen. Tech. Rep. NCRS-212. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 129-140.
  • Keywords: forest health monitoring
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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