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Forest Health Highlights - 2000

Georgia


The Georgia 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.

Georgia Forest Type Distributions


Georgia Forest Facts

 The Georgia Forestry Commission and USDA Forest Service

In spite of the relatively good health of Georgia’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 Georgia 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 Georgia’s forests. 

Forest Health Protection contributions (dollars) to Georgia Forestry Commission Cooperative Forest Health program, cooperative pest suppression/eradication projects, and Chattahoochee/Oconee National Forests pest suppression, 1998-2001.
 
 

1998

1999

2000

2001

Cooperative Forest Health Program

 

115,192

115,192

115,192

103,374

Forest Health Monitoring

 

87,000

87,000

87,000

87,000

Cooperative suppression/eradication

Gypsy moth eradication

0

0

0

0

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests

Southern pine beetle suppression

157,000

170,000

400,000

1,000,000

 

Gypsy moth eradication

0

192,000

44,000

44,000


 

For additional information, contact:

Georgia Forestry Commission
P.O. Box 819
Macon, GA  31202-0819

(912) 751-3497
E-mail: tprice@gfc.state.ga.us
http://www.gfc.state.ga.us/Management/pestmgt.cfm

(or)

USDA Forest Service
Forest Health Protection
P.O. Box 2680
Asheville, NC 28802-2680

(828) 257-4317
E-Mail: Asheville Field Office
http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/foresthealth