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USDA Forest Service: What have we done for you lately?

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USDA Forest Service: What have we done for you lately?

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  1. USDA Forest Service: What have we done for you lately? Kerry O. Britton National Program Leader for Forest Pathology Research & Development USDA Forest Service Arlington, VA NPDRS, 2011

  2. The National Forests and Grasslands 193 million acres 420,000 acres treated to control invasive species in 2010 Forest land748 million acres National Forest System 20 percent of U.S. forests and many rangelands

  3. America’s Forests748 million acres Through our State and Private Forestry staff, the Forest Service contributes to sustainable forest management nationwide. >800,000 acres treated for invasive species 4

  4. A Century of Research research station experimental area National Forest System 5

  5. Sentinel Plant Network • Monitor plantings in public gardens for pests • And to report invasive behavior in plants • Domestic – EDRR • American Public Gardens Association • National Plant Diagnostic Network • Offshore – Prevention

  6. New Strategy for Invasive Species Research • Chapter on Plant Pathogens • Chapter on Prevention

  7. EXPLAINS: • Why • How • Who • What FOR: • Foresters • Students • Regulators

  8. PHYTOsanitary requirements? Who, Me ????

  9. TNC – NCEAS studies 2.5 new forest pests/yr in the USA1 in 4 cause major damage Sap Feeders Foliage Feeders Wood Borers “Other insects” Source: Aukema et al., 2010

  10. Forest Pest Pathway Analysis • Plants for Planting is the most important • Wood packaging and products second

  11. Plants for Planting: • 2.5 BILLION plants imported in 2009 • Imports only 3.5% of industry value as a whole • Inspectors overwhelmed • 75% of infested shipments PASS undetected at Plant Inspection Stations