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Forest Health Highlights - 2000

Virginia


The Virginia Department of Forestry provides forest health protection assistance to state and private land managers within the Commonwealth.  Virginia and the USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection unit fund this program cooperatively.

Virginia Forest Types


Virginia Forest Facts

The Virginia Department of Forestry and USDA Forest Service

In spite of the relatively good health of Virginia’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 Virginia Department of

Forestry and the Forest Health Protection unit of the USDA Forest Service cooperate to prevent, detect, suppress and manage this multitude of threats.  This partnership has worked for more than 30 years to maintain and improve the health of Virginia’s forests. 

Forest Health Protection contributions (dollars) to the Virginia Department of Forestry Cooperative Forest Health Program, cooperative pest suppression/eradication projects and the George Washington/Jefferson National Forests pest suppression projects, 1998-2001.
    

1998

1999

2000

2001

Cooperative Forest Health Program

 

68,607

68,607

68,607

61,569

Forest Health Monitoring

  

62,000

62,000

62,000

60,000

Cooperative Suppression

Southern pine beetle

8,000

8,000

12,000

10,000

 

Gypsy moth suppression

 205,00

110,000

103,000

450,000

 

Gypsy moth eradication

0

0

0

0

 

Slow-the-Spread (gypsy moth)

552,000

536,000

604,000

610,000

George Washington/Jefferson National Forests

Gypsy moth suppression

126,500

0

10,000

306,000

 

Slow-the-Spread (gypsy moth)

48,500

48,500

42,000

50,000

 

Hemlock woolly adelgid

30,000

46,000

46,000

55,000


For additional information, contact

Virginia Department of Forestry
900 Natural Resources Drive, Suite 800
Charlottesville, VA  22903-0758

(804) 977-6555
E-mail: tignert@dof.state.va.us
http://state.vipnet.org/dof/index.html

(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