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Forest Health Highlights - 2000

Arkansas


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

Arkansas Forest Type Distributions


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 Arkansas 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 Ouachita National Forest suppression projects, 1998-2001.
 
  

1998

1999

2000

2001

Cooperative Forest Health Program
 

71,800

71,800

71,800

64,434

Forest Health Monitoring

 

0

0

62,300

130,000

Cooperative suppression

Southern pine beetle

0

0

0

0

 

Gypsy moth eradication

50,000

20,000

20,000

20,000

Ouachita National Forest

Southern pine beetle

55,000

25,000

10,000

10,000


For additional information, contact:

Arkansas Forestry Commission
3821 W Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72204

(501) 296-1940
email: jim.northum@mail.state.ar.us
http://www.forestry.state.ar.us/                                     

(or)

USDA Forest Service
Forest Health Protection

2500 Shreveport Highway
Pineville, LA 71360

(318) 473-7286
email: Alexandria Field Office
http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/foresthealth