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  • Authors: Tkacz, Borys M.
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Publication Series: Book Chapter
  • Source: Bechtold, William A.; Bohne, Michael J.; Conkling, Barbara L.; Friedman, Dana L.; Tkacz, Borys M., eds. 2012. A synthesis of evaluation monitoring projects by the forest health monitoring program (1998–2007). Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-159. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 140 p.

Abstract

Evaluation Monitoring ( EM) has become a vital component of the national Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) Program of the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. From the inception of the EM component in 1998 until 2007, over 150 projects were funded to address some of the most critical forest health issues facing the Nation’s forest ecosystems. The projects funded by the EM program from 1998 until 2007 covered a broad range of forest health issues. Of the EM projects discussed in this report, 34 percent evaluated tree disease problems, and 27 percent dealt with insect problems; the remainder addressed abiotic stresses and indicators (25 percent) and other biotic stresses and indicators (14 percent) (fi g. 1). Nearly a third of EM projects were completed by specialists in the Forest Health Protection Program of the Forest Service, with 20 percent by university scientists, 20 percent by Forest Service Research and Development scientists, 19 percent by State agency investigators, and the rest by investigators from other Federal agencies and tribes (fi g. 2). The geographic distribution of the EM projects funded from 1998 until 2007 is presented in fi gure 3, with 26 percent of the projects being located in the Interior West, 26 percent in the West Coast, 17 percent in the Southern, 16 percent in the Northeastern, and 15 percent in North Central FHM Regions. 

  • Citation: Tkacz, Borys M. 2012. Summary. In: Bechtold, William A.; Bohne, Michael J.; Conkling, Barbara L. [and others], eds. A synthesis of evaluation monitoring projects by the forest health monitoring program (1998–2007). Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-159. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 127–129.
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  • Modified Date: March 27, 2019
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