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Forest Health Highlights - 2001

Virginia


The Virginia Department of Forestry provides forest health protection assistance to state and private land managers within the Commonwealth.  Virginia and the USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection unit fund this program cooperatively.

Virginia Forest Types


Virginia Forest Facts

The Virginia Department of Forestry and USDA Forest Service

In spite of the relatively good health of Virginia’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 Virginia Department of Forestry and the Forest Health Protection unit of the USDA Forest Service cooperate to prevent, detect, suppress and manage this multitude of threats.  This partnership has worked for more than 30 years to maintain and improve the health of Virginia’s forests. 

Forest Health Protection contributions (dollars) to the Virginia Department of Forestry Cooperative Forest Health Program, cooperative pest suppression/eradication projects and the George Washington/Jefferson National Forests pest suppression projects, 1999-2002.

1999

2000

2001

2002

Cooperative Forest Health Program

68,607

68,607

61,569

82,782

Forest Health Monitoring

62,000

62,000

81,000

60,000

Cooperative Suppression - southern pine beetle

8,000

12,000

160,000

0

Cooperative Suppression - gypsy moth suppression

 110,00

103,000

383,000

450,000

Cooperative Suppression - gypsy moth eradication

0

0

0

0

Cooperative Suppression - slow-the-Spread (gypsy moth)

536,000

604,000

535,780

664,942

George Washington/Jefferson - gypsy moth suppression

0

10,000

306,000

383,000

George Washington/Jefferson - slow- the-Spread (gypsy moth)

48,500

42,000

53,500

65,000

George Washington/Jefferson - hemlock woolly adelgid

46,000

46,000

55,000

55,000


For additional information, contact:

Virginia Department of Forestry
900 Natural Resources Drive, Suite 800
Charlottesville, VA  22903-0758

Phone: (804) 977-6555
E-mail: tignert@dof.state.va.us
Internet: http://state.vipnet.org/dof/index.html

or

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

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


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