||Forest health monitoring : southeast loblolly/shortleaf pine demonstration interim report /
Lewis, T. E. ;
Conkling, B. L.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program. ;Southeastern Center for Forest Economics Research, Research Triangle Park, NC. Forest Service Lab.
||Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Environmental monitoring ;
Forest trees ;
Program management ;
Government agencies ;
Pine trees ;
Field tests ;
Economic growth ;
Damage assessment ;
Indicator species ;
Plant ecology ;
Species diversity ;
Quality assurance ;
Joint ventures ;
National Park Service
||Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC
||Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown.
||1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development is conducting an Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) with other federal agencies to establish the status of and trends in the ecological health of the Nation's natural resources. The forest component of EMAP is a multiagency effort referred to as Forest Health Monitoring (FHM). The FHM program conducted a two year demonstration study to test a suite of indicators considered important in assessing forest health. The study is referred to in this report as the Southeast Loblolly/Shortleaf Pine Demonstration, or SE DEMO. The interim report describes the results from the first year of the SE DEMO. The use of such data is encouraged by EMAP to foster a better understanding of the anticipated performance of an indicator prior to large investments in funding for field research. These data were used to the extent possible to determine the current status of each indicator with respect to the six criteria.
Technical director: Samuel A. Alexander. Program manager: Joseph E. Barnard, U.S.D.A. Forest Service. Prepared with the assistance of Lockheed Engineering Sciences & Technologies under Contract Number 68-C0-0049; U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service under Interagency Agreement DW12935103-01; and the U.S. Dept. of the Interior Bureau of Land Management under Interagency Agreement DW14935509-01. "April 1994." "Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references and appendices.