The Forest Service Northeastern Research Station has a wide variety of recreational, information and educational brochures on a large assortment of topics. Please contact your local Forest Service Office or area of interest for specific information.
FOREST HEALTH MONITORING
Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) began in the northeast in 1991. The objective is to monitor, assess, and report on long-term status and changes in forest health. This is done through assessing tree conditions, soil characteristics, lichens, and air quality on permanent plots established throughout the region.
TRENDS IN FORESTS
Forests protect watersheds, provide opportunities for recreation and settings for aesthetic enjoyment, serve as habitat for wildlife, and produce wood and other forest products. The data in this publication are summarized from reports published by the USDA Forest Service, which periodically inventories the forest resources of the 50 states.
Experimental forests are designated to represent a specific ecosystem or forest type, and to present opportunities for the study of different approaches to sustaining forested ecosystems.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Research and Development (R&D) scientists carry out basic and applied research to study biological, physical, and social sciences related to very diverse forests and rangelands.