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Forest Health Highlights - 2001

Florida


The Florida Division of Forestry 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.

Florida Forest Type Distribution


Florida Forest Facts

The Florida Division of Forestry and USDA Forest Service

In spite of the relatively good health of Florida‘s forests, a variety of insects and diseases (both native and introduced), and human-caused impacts such as changes in land use patterns, continue to threaten the State’s resources.  To deal with this constantly changing mix of challenges, the Division of Forestry 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 Florida‘s forests. 

Forest Health Protection contributions (dollars) to Florida Division of Forestry Cooperative Forest Health program, cooperative pest suppression projects, and National Forests in Florida pest suppression projects, 1999-2002.

1999

2000

2001

2002

Cooperative Forest Health Program

69,000

69,000

61,921

84,520

Forest Health Monitoring 

0

0

64,000

128,000

Cooperative suppression, southern pine beetle

0

128,000

1,100,000

50,000

NFs in Florida - southern pine beetle

10,000

0

150,000

250,000


For additional information, contact:

Florida Department of Agriculture
Division of Forestry
Forest Health Section
P.O. Box 147100
Gainesville, FL  32614-7100

Phone: (352) 372-3505 (ext. 119)
E-mail: fhealth@doacs.state.fl.us
Internet: http://www.fl-dof.com/Fm/statelands/foresthealth

or

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

Phone: (828) 257-4320
E-mail: creynolds02@fs.fed.us
Internet: http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/foresthealth


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