Objectives of the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center
- Evaluate the effects and consequences of multiple interacting stresses on eastern forest health;
- Increase knowledge and understanding of the risks, uncertainties, and/or benefits of multiple environmental stresses on eastern ecological conditions and socioeconomic values;
- Provide science-based decision support tools for policy formulation and land management in the eastern United States; and
- Provide land managers with credible predictions of potential severe disturbance in the East with sufficient warning to take preventative actions.