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Forest Health Highlights 1997

North Carolina

The North Carolina Division of Forest Resources 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.


NC Forest Type Distribution


North Carolina Forest Facts

 

North Carolina Division of Forest Resources
and USDA Forest Service

In spite of the relatively good health of North Carolina'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 Division of Forest Resources 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 North Carolina's forests.


Forest Health Protection contributions (dollars) to the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources Cooperative Forest Health program, cooperative pest suppression projects and National Forests in North Carolina pest suppression, 1995-98.

1995

1996

1997

1998

Cooperative Forest Health Program

82,578

86,352

86,352

89,782

Forest Health Monitoring

0

0

0

71,000

Cooperative suppression/eradication
southern pine beetle suppression

161,250

347,440

125,000

75,000

gypsy moth eradication

0

55,912

66,000

200,000

Slow-the-Spread (gypsy moth)

264,026

173,813

94,500

171,000

NFs in North Carolina
southern pine beetle suppression

23,378

39,522

111,000

164,000

gypsy moth eradication

4,341

4,500

25,000

148,000

 

For additional information contact:

North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health
(or)
USDA Forest Service
& Natural Resources
Forest Health Protection
Division of Forest Resources
P.O. Box 2680
Box 27687
Asheville, NC 28802-2680
Raleigh, NC 27611
(828) 257-4320
(919) 733-2162