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Forest Health Highlights - 2001

Louisiana


The Louisiana Office of Forestry 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.

Louisiana Forest Type Distributions


Louisiana Forest Facts

The Louisiana Office of Forestry and USDA Forest Service

In spite of the relatively good health of Louisiana’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 Louisiana Office 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 Louisiana’s forests. 

Forest Health Protection contributions (dollars) to the Louisiana Office of Forestry Cooperative Forest Health program, cooperative suppression projects, and Kisatchie National Forest suppression projects, 1999-2002.
 

1999

2000

2001

2002

Cooperative Forest Health Program

66,913

66,913

60,048

80,439

Forest Health Monitoring

-

55,500

110,000

55,000

Cooperative suppression - southern pine beetle

0

0

200,000

0

Kisatchie National Forest - southern pine beetle

60,000

25,000

100,000

10,000


For additional information, contact:

Louisiana Dept. of Agriculture and Forestry
Office of Forestry
P.O. Box 1628
Baton Rouge, LA  70821                                                        

Phone: (225) 925-4500
E-mail: rgoyer@unix1.sncc.1su.edu
Internet: http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/forestry/index.htm               

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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