Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends, and Analysis 2015

Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends, and Analysis 2015

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The annual national report of the Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) Program of the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, presents forest health status and trends from a national or multi-State regional perspective using a variety of sources, introduces new techniques for analyzing forest health data, and summarizes results of recently completed Evaluation Monitoring projects funded through the FHM national program.

Table of Contents

LIST OF FIGURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii
LIST OF TABLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xviii
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . 1
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

CHAPTER 1.
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Kevin M. Potter
THE FOREST HEALTH
MONITORING PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . 7
DATA SOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
FHM REPORT PRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . 13
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

SECTION 1.
Analyses of Short-Term Forest Health Data . . . . .19

CHAPTER 2.
Large-Scale Patterns of Insect and Disease
Activity in the Conterminous United States and
Alaska from the National Insect and Disease
Survey, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Kevin M. Potter and Jeanine L. Paschke
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION . . . . . . . . . 26
CONCLUSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
CHAPTER 3.
Large-Scale Patterns of Forest Fire Occurrence
in the Conterminous United States, Alaska, and
Hawai‘i, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Kevin M. Potter
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION . . . . . . . . . 45
CONCLUSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58

CHAPTER 4.
1-Year (2014), 3-Year (2012–2014), and 5-Year
(2010–2014) Maps of Drought and Moisture
Surplus for the Conterminous United States . . . . .61
Frank H. Koch and John W. Coulston
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION . . . . . . . . . 65
FUTURE EFFORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

CHAPTER 5.
Tree Mortality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Mark J. Ambrose
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
DATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION . . . . . . . . . 83
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

SECTION 2.
Analyses of Long-Term Forest Health Trends and
Presentations of New Techniques . . . . . . . . . 91

CHAPTER 6.
National Update of Forest Fragmentation
Indicators, 2001–2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Kurt H. Riitters
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
RESULTS AND DISCUSSON . . . . . . . . . .95
SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

SECTION 3.
Evaluation Monitoring Project Summaries . . . . . 103
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

CHAPTER 7.
Distribution and Intensification of Bur Oak Blight
in Iowa and the Midwest (Project NC-EM-B-10-01) . . . 105
Thomas C. Harrington and Douglas L. McNew
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION . . . . . . . . 106
CONCLUSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . 110
CONTACT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . 110
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

CHAPTER 8.
Determining the Extent of the Invasive Nonnative
Ailanthus Tree Using Helicopter Mapping within
Appalachian Ohio Oak Forests (Project NE-EM-F-11-01) . 111
Joanne Rebbeck, Cheryl Coon, and Aaron Kloss
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
RESULTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
DISCUSSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
CONCLUSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . 119
CONTACT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . 119
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

CHAPTER 9.
Current Health Status of American Beech and
Distribution of Beech Bark Disease in Wisconsin
(Project NC-EM-B-11-01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Holly A. Petrillo
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
PROJECT OBJECTIVES . . . . . . . . . . . 121
METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION . . . . . . . . 123
CONCLUSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
CONTACT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . 126
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

CHAPTER 10.
Investigation of Rapid White Oak (Quercus
alba) Mortality within the Ozark Plateau and
Adjacent Forest-Prairie Transition Ecoregion
(Project NC-EM-B-13-01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Sharon E. Reed, James T. English, and
Rose Marie Muzika
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
RESULTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
DISCUSSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
CONCLUSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
CONTACT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . 133
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

CHAPTER 11.
The Influence of Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks
on Carbon Productivity and Storage in Central
U.S. Rockies Lodgepole Pine Forests
(Project INT-EM-B-10-03) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
E. Matthew Hansen, Michael C. Amacher,
Helga Van Miegroet, James N. Long, and
Michael G. Ryan
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION . . . . . . . . 139
CONCLUSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
CONTACT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . 143
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . .143

CHAPTER 12.
Forest Fuels and Predicted Fire Behavior
in the First 5 Years after a Bark Beetle Outbreak
With and Without Timber Harvest
(Project INT-EM-F-11-04) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Carolyn Sieg, Kurt Allen, Chad Hoffman,
and Joel McMillin
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION . . . . . . . . 146
DISCUSSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . 150
CONTACT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . 150
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

CHAPTER 13.
Implement Interagency Whitebark Pine
Monitoring for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
(Project INT-EM-F-12-01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Kristen L. Legg, Erin Shanahan, Nancy Bockino,
Kelly McCloskey, Steve Munson, and
Darren Blackford
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION . . . . . . . . 155
CONCLUSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . 158
CONTACT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . 158
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

CHAPTER 14.
Impact of Bark Beetle Infestation on Fuel Loads
and Fire Behavior in “Old-Stage” Southwestern
Ponderosa Pine (Project INT-EM-F-12-02) . . . . . . . . 159
E. Matthew Hansen, Morris C. Johnson,
Barbara J. Bentz, James C. Vandygriff, and
A. Steven Munson
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION . . . . . . . . 161
CONCLUSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
CONTACT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . 166
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

CHAPTER 15.
Monitoring Mountain Pine Beetle Life Cycle
Timing and Phloem Temperatures at Multiple
Elevations and Latitudes in California
(Project WC-EM-09-02) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Barbara Bentz, James Vandygriff, Camille Jensen,
Tom Coleman, Patricia Maloney, Sheri Smith,
Amanda Grady, and Greta Schen-Langenheim
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
RESULTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
DISCUSSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
CONCLUSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
CONTACT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . 176
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

CHAPTER 16.
Monitoring Plots to Evaluate Spread
Characteristics, Stand/Site Attributes,
Management, and Disturbance Relationships of
Black Stain Root Disease in Douglas-fir Plantations
in Northern California (Project WC-EM-B-14-03) . . . . . 179
Vinci D. Keeler, Peter A. Angwin,
Todd J. Drake, and Roger L. Siemers
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
RESULTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS . . . . . 183
CONTACT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . 183
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

CHAPTER 17.
Forest Health Monitoring in Southern California:
High-temporal Monitoring Using Advanced Image
Analysis Techniques (Project WC-EM-F-11-01) . . . . . 185
Carlos Ramirez, Shengli Huang,
Kama Kennedy, and Jeffrey Mallory
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION . . . . . . . . 188
CONCLUSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
CONTACT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . 193
LITERATURE CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Author Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196

ITEM AVAILABLE DATE 08/19/16.

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GPO Stock Number:
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Agriculture Dept., Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Research and Development
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Potter, Kevin M.
Conkling, Barbara L.
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General Technical Report SRS 209
Forests and Forestry
Forest health, Monitoring, United States
Forest surveys, United States
Forests and forestry, Environmental aspects, United States
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