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Forest Health Highlights 1997

Arkansas

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


Arkansas Forest Type Distribution
Arkansas Forest Facts

 

The Arkansas Forestry Commission and
USDA Forest Service

In spite of the relatively good health of Arkansas' 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 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 Arkansas' forests.


Forest Health Protection contributions (dollars) to Arkansas Forestry Commission Cooperative Forest Health program, cooperative pest suppression/eradication projects, and National Forest suppression/eradication projects, 1995-98.

   

1995

1996

1997

1998

Cooperative Forest Health Program

63,760

67,760

67,760

71,800

Cooperative suppression southern pine beetle

50,760

50,700

50,000

0

  gypsy moth

400,000

175,000

78,000

50,000

Ouachita/Ozark National Forests southern pine beetle 187,171 699,446 300,000 55,000
  gypsy moth

60,178

59,335

15,000

0

 


For additional information, contact:

Arkansas Forestry Commission
3821 W Roosevelt Road
LIttle Rock, AR 72204
(501) 296-1940

or

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