WWETAC Projects

Project Title: A national early warning system for environmental threats

Principal Investigator: Bill Hargrove, Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center, Asheville, NC

Collaborators: NASA Stennis Space Center; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; University of North Carolina Asheville’s (UNCA) National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center; USGS EROS Data Center; USDA Forest Service Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center, Forest Inventory and Analysis, Forest Health Monitoring, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, and Remote Sensing Applications Center

Status: Ongoing

E-mail Contact: Bill Hargrove, whargrove[at]fs.fed.us

Summary: The early warning system is an ongoing monitoring project that detects forest threats across the continental United States using remote sensing and geographic information systems. The tool will help forest managers identify large scale forest changes faster, allowing them to use traditional methods to confirm and determine the nature and severity of the forest threat. 

For more information please visit the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center

Project ID: FY06JB15