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Threats to Forest Health


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Abstract: Threats to Forest Health (FIGURE 1b-4) The Forest Health Priority map shows areas of North Carolina currently at a moderate to high risk of damage from insects and diseases, both native and/or established and imminent invasive threats. The specific pests used to develop this map are as follows: southern pine beetle, littleleaf disease, annosus root rot, fusiform rust, hemlock woolly adelgid, balsam woolly adelgid, beech bark disease, redbay ambrosia beetlelaurel wilt, emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle, and sirex woodwasp. As the map shows, both rural and urban landscapes across the state will likely see negative impacts from these pests. Although climate change is an important factor in modeling future impacts to forest health, much of the data is very coarse and was consequently left out of this analysis.
Purpose: The identification of urban and rural priority areas is a requirement of all statewide assessments of forest resources, as specified in the S&PF Redesign guidance developed by the USDA Forest Service: State forest resource assessments will identify, describe, and spatially define forest landscape areas where forestry program outreach and activity will be emphasized and coordinated. Establishment of these priority areas is intended to (1) enable the efficient, strategic, and focused use of limited program resources; (2) address current state and national resource management priorities; and (3) produce the most benefit in terms of critical forest resource values and public benefits. This component of a states assessment should be geospatially based. Mapped priority areas provide a method for focusing on areas where federal investment can most effectively stimulate or leverage desired action and engage multiple partners. Mapping must enable the discovery of multistate areas in which collaboration can lead to stronger outcomes. Accomplishments using federal funds may be evaluated against priority areas to determine the effectiveness of S&PF program implementation.
Supplemental Information: Two sets of priority maps were developed for North Carolina. The first set (1) shows areas of specific emphasis in North Carolina according to themes identified during the assessment process and (2) aligns with programmatic funding available from USDA Forest Service S&PF. These maps show areas of emphasis for these assessment themes: Conserving Working Forestlands, Protecting Forests and Communities from Wildfire Risk, Threats to Forest Health, and Maintaining Viable Urban Forests. The second set of maps shows overall urban and rural forest priority landscapes.
Publication Date: 20100804
Originator: NC Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, NC Forest Service
Publisher: NC Division of Forest Resources - Central Office (CO) GIS Program
Online Linkage: http://www.ncforestservice.gov
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 20100701
Currentness Reference: Publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -84.418173
East Bounding Coordinate: -75.416146
North Bounding Coordinate: 36.616418
South Bounding Coordinate: 33.754935
Contact Organization: NC Division of Forest Resources, Central Office (CO) GIS Program
Contact Person: Andrew D. Bailey
Contact Electronic Mail Address: Andrew.Bailey@ncdenr.gov
Contact Voice Telephone: (919) 857-4812
Contact Organization: NC Division of Forest Resources, Central Office (CO) GIS Program
Grid Coordinate System Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983
Planar Distance Units: meters
Ellipsoid Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Attribute:
Attribute Label: OBJECTID
Attribute Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: VALUE
Attribute Definition: Pixel value.
Attribute Definition Source: Division of Forest Resources
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 1
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Pixel value of 1.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Division of Forest Resources
Attribute:
Attribute Label: COUNT
Attribute Definition: The count of the number of pixels with the same value.
Attribute Definition Source: Division of Forest Resources
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: 54389013
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Number of pixels with value of 1.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Division of Forest Resources
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