Share Scientific Breakthroughs, New Technologies
This month’s theme reflects on two Strategic Plan objectives, G: “Advance knowledge” and H: “Transfer technology and applications.” Communication messages this month’s theme include educating on our cutting-edge research, monitoring, and assessment activities that enable us to interpret emerging results, translate them into practical discoveries and share the new knowledge. This month we can showcase our new tools and technologies which help us model future conditions and guide adaptive management strategies that address threats such as fire, insects, disease, and other forest disturbances.
- The Forest Service is recognized the world over as a premier producer of applied science
- The Forest Service advances knowledge of natural and cultural resources and the social systems that depend upon them
- The Forest Service is a learning organization using an adaptive management approach to steward the national forests and grasslands
- The Forest Service provides technical assistance to other federal, state, local and international natural resource managers
ForWarn, a satellite-based monitoring and assessment tool that provides a near-real-time national overview of vegetation greenness to direct attention and resources to locations where forest conditions seem unusual or abnormal. ForWarn is intended to complement and focus efforts of existing forest monitoring programs.Use Forwarn to track spring green-up on agriculture lands, gypsy moths, monitor a state’s trees
A story map that allows users to interactively chart the ebb and flow of forest products across the southern states. Consists of FIA data loaded onto the Esri ArcGIS Online platformJust one of the tools created by SRS researchers. Find out about forest products in this interactive story map.