Eastern Threat Center Expertise Helps Guide Forest Health Monitoring Program
The Forest Service Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) Program relies on a Management Team to provide input regarding the direction and scope of FHM activities. In a new appointment, Eastern Threat Center research ecologist Frank Koch (left) represents Forest Service Research and Development on the team whose primary role is to advise the FHM National Program Manager. The team also assists in making decisions about the FHM Program’s engagement in topics discussed at the biennial FHM Workgroup Meeting. (The 2014 meeting will focus on urban forest health; forest decline; and restoration strategies, techniques, alternatives, and resources.) Eastern Threat Center research ecologist Kurt Riitters served on the Management Team prior to Koch’s appointment.