Although forest health may be difficult to define and measure, a strong demand exists for assessment of forest conditions at various state, regional, and national scales. Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) is a national program designed to measure the status, changes, and trends of forest conditions annually. This report presents a broad view of forest health issues affecting the Interior West region of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. We found that the forests of the Interior West have changed considerably in the past century. What is more difficult to assess is whether humans have promoted change that is irreversible, or whether the change we see in the forested landscape is within healthy bounds. Discussions of forest health and forest cover change, the developed and wildland interface, insect and disease disturbances, watershed health, biodiversity, and air quality comprise the body of this report. This initial report sets the stage for more in-depth reports on forest health in the Interior West by introducing the FHM program, defining "the forest" regionally, discussing prominent issues, and displaying summary FHM data taken from 1996-1999. A website address is provided on the inside back cover of this report to solicit reader suggestions for improving future FHM reports.
Interior West includes Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, New
Mexico, and Arizona. Forests cover about 25 percent of this region (Powell and
others 1993) and provide important recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat, ...
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Subcommittee on Department of the Interior and Related Agencies. Bureau of
Land Management 2001 Budget Justifications Recent population growth
statistics show that out of the top ten fastest growing states , 7 are in the western
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21 : 325-333. Griffith, B.; Peek, J.M. 1989. Mule deer use of scral stage and
habitat type in bittcrbrush communities. Journal of Wildlife Management. 53: 636-
642. Gruell, G.E. 1985. Indian fires in the interior West: a widespread influence.
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... (5) Capture of a billion board feet of annual allowable cut now lost on
timberlands of the Douglas-fir region and Alaska, and from steep sensitive slopes
of the interior West because conventional logging and transport systems are
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... establish Institutes to demonstrate and promote the use of adaptive ecosystem
management to reduce the risk of wildfires , and restore the health of fire -
adapted forest and woodland ecosystems of the interior West . P . L . 109 - 54 ,
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Release on 1861 | by Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
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Hall . Side Windows in Long Gallery , Interior of South End Window , Window in
West Front of the Cathedral , West door of Chapel , Interior . West End of the ...
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Release on 1897 | by Woman's Board of Missions of the Interior
During her nine years of hard and faithful service she has helped lay foundations
both in Inhambane and at Mt. Silinda , and she will retain a warm place in the
hearts and prayers of the women and children of the Interior . WEST CENTRAL ...
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interior west of the Mozambique coast is also abundant . Gold dust , The winds
that fill Dar - Für with thick dust blow constantly from the however , is that which
has most excited the cupidity of Europeans ; Bouth , and are the hot winds - - thus
... of the ocean , the flexures and metamorphism being greatest on the oceanic
side , and fading out toward the interior . 3 . ... the Atlantic Border , the Gulf Border
, the Western Interior , or interior west of the Mississippi , and the Pacific Border .