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Forest Health Highlights 1997

Alabama


The Alabama Forestry Commission provides forest health protection assistance to state and private land managers throughout the State. This program is funded cooperatively by the State and the USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection unit.


Alabama Forest Type Distribution


Alabama Forest Facts

 

The Alabama Forestry Commission and USDA Forest Service

In spite of the relatively good health of Alabama's forests, a variety of insects and diseases (both native and introduced), and human-caused impacts such as air pollution, continue to threaten the State's resources. To deal with this constantly changing mix of challenges, the Alabama Forestry Commission and the Forest Health Protection unit of the USDA Forest Service cooperate to prevent, detect, suppress and manage this multitude of threats. The partnership between the two agencies has worked for three decades to maintain and improve the health of Alabama's forests.


Forest Health Protection contributions (dollars) to the Alabama Forestry Commission Cooperative Forest Health Program, cooperative pest suppression projects and National Forests in Alabama pest suppression projects, 1995-98.

1995 1996 1997 1998
Cooperative Forest Health Program

87,670

93,170

93,170

93,170

Forest Health Monitoring

80,000

80,000

80,000

80,000

Cooperative suppression southern pine beetle

300,000

500,000

200,000

170,000

National Forests in Alabama southern pine beetle

100,501

154,984

31,841

76,000

 

For additional information, contact:

Alabama Forestry Commission
513 Madison Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130
Pineville, LA 71360
(334) 240-9390

or

USDA Forest Service
Forest Health Protection
Forest Health Protection
2500 Shreveport Highway
Pineville, LA 71360
318-473-7286