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Forest Health Highlights - 2001

Alabama


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

Alabama Forest Type Distribution


Alabama Forest Facts

The Alabama Forestry Commission and USDA Forest Service

In spite of the relatively good health of Alabama'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 Alabama 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 Alabama's forests. 

Forest Health Protection contributions (dollars) to the Alabama Forestry Commission Cooperative Forest Health Program, cooperative pest suppression projects and National Forests in Alabama pest suppression projects, 1999-2002.

1999

2000

2001

2002

Cooperative Forest Health Program

93,170

93,170

84,000

110,705

Forest Health Monitoring

80,000

80,000

80,000

80,000

Cooperative suppression, southern pine beetle

620,000

300,000

1,300,000

0

National Forests in Alabama, southern pine beetle

90,000

1,300,000

2,000,000

900,000


For additional information, contact:

Alabama Forestry Commission
513 Madison Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130

Phone: (334) 240-9390
E-mail: jimhyland@yahoo.com
Internet: http://www.forestry.state.al.us/

or

USDA Forest Service
Forest Health Protection
2500 Shreveport Highway
Pineville, LA 71360

Phone: (318) 473-7286
E-
mail: sstanley@fs.fed.us
Internet: http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/foresthealth


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