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Forest Health Highlights - 2001

Kentucky


The Kentucky 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.

Kentucky Forest Types


Kentucky Forest Facts

The Kentucky Division of Forestry and USDA Forest Service

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

Forest Health Protection contributions (dollars) to the Kentucky Division of Forestry Cooperative Forest Health program, cooperative pest suppression projects and Daniel Boone National Forest pest suppression projects, 1999-2002.

1999

2000

2001

2002

Cooperative Forest Health Program

52,000

53,300

50,255

68,737

Forest Health Monitoring

0

51,300

100,000

50,000

Cooperative suppression - southern pine beetle

0

50,000

70,000

0

Daniel Boone National Forest - gypsy moth eradication

0

10,000

2,000

0

Daniel Boone National Forest - southern pine beetle

0

263,000

750,000

120,000


For additional information, contact:

Kentucky Division of Forestry
627 Comanche Trail
Frankfort, KY 40601-1798

Phone: (502) 564-4496
E-mail: sara.sanders@mail.state.ky.us
Internet: http://www.nr.state.ky.us/nrepc/dnr/forestry/dnrdof.html

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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