Tim McConnell gives a presentation on the 2003 Futuring Committee Report. Forest Health Monitoring Conference, Feb. 9-13, 2004. Sedona, Arizona.
Karen Ripley's account of the meeting: "The annual Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) Work Meeting was held in Sedona, Arizona February 9-13, 2004. The meeting theme was Drought, Bark Beetles and Fire and included presentations on that theme, FHM Program-activity related presentations, 10 Focus work group sessions, and over 55 posters. A field trip to bark beetle and drought affected stands in the vicinity of Flagstaff was included.
The theme-related presentations included papers on weather patterns, bark beetle impacts to pinyon-juniper forests, and consequences of drought. The monitoring presentations included bark beetle monitoring with pheromone-baited traps and Urban FHM pilot project results. Focus group topics were: Ozone, National Risk Map, Riparian Monitoring, Urban Monitoring, Weeds, Analysis & Reporting, Intensive Site Monitoring, Invasives, Aerial Survey, and Sudden Oak Death.
The meeting was really good. There’s been excellent work done on the effects of beetles, drought and fire (suppression) in Arizona in recent years. There’s more information about climate patterns coming out all the time – the drought in the SW is supposed to persist. And significant amounts (like 80%) of the pinyon have already been killed in many areas. It’s stunning." From: www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsbdev2_025918.pdf
Photo by: Keith Sprengel Date: February 11, 2004
Credit: USDA Forest Service, Region 6, State and Private Forestry, Forest Health Protection. Source: Aerial Survey Program collection.