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Forest Health Highlights - 2001

North Carolina


The North Carolina Division of Forest Resources 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.

North Carolina Forest Types


North Carolina Forest Facts

North Carolina Division of Forest Resources and USDA Forest Service

In spite of the relatively good health of North Carolina’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 North Carolina Division of Forest Resources 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 North Carolina’s forests. 

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

1999

2000

2001

2002

Cooperative Forest Health Program

89,782

89,782

80,571

100,308

Forest Health Monitoring

144,000

72,000

92,000

71,000

Cooperative suppression/eradication - southern pine beetle suppression

30,000

80,000

900,000

150,000

Cooperative suppression/eradication - gypsy moth eradication

310,000

58,000

50,000

20,000

Cooperative suppression/eradication - Slow-the-Spread (gypsy moth)

278,000

355,000

278,318

398,648

NFs in North Carolina -  southern pine beetle suppression

25,000

150,000

250,000

250,000

NFs in North Carolina -  gypsy moth eradication

930,000

188,000

188,000

0


For additional information, contact:

North Carolina Dept. of Environment
& Natural Resources

Division of Forest Resources
1616 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1616

Phone: (919) 733-2162 (ext. 256)
E-mail: don.rogers@ncmail.net
Internet: http://www.dfr.state.nc.us/protecting/pest_control.htm

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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