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Agency:    Department of Agriculture
Bureau:    Forest Service
Account:    Forest and rangeland research (12-1104)
Certifying Official:    Supervisory Budget Analyst
Contact Information:    http://WWW.USDA.GOV   202-720-4623
Coweeta Hemlock Wooly Adelgid, NC

1 recipient will receive $296,000. This is a continuing earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Code: NA
Description: Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is a non-native invasive pest that impacts eastern hemlock and Carolina hemlock. HWA was first reported in the 1950's in the northeastern U.S., and has now spread to the southern Appalachian region of northern Georgia, western North Carolina, and southern Virginia. Without control, hemlocks typically die within 5 to 7 years after infestation. Unfortunately, neither natural predators nor host resistance have been able to stop the spread of HWA. A long-term comprehensive research program is underway at the Coweeta Hydrological Lab to address four key elements of the HWA problem: 1. Evaluating control strategies to reduce or eliminate the spread of HWA, 2. Understanding the impacts of hemlock mortality on ecosystem resources, 3. Developing monitoring techniques that determine and predict HWA spread, and 4. Developing and evaluating restoration techniques to mitigate the impacts of hemlock mortality on ecosystem resources.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Appalachian Region $296 Other (Multiple Communities)
Multiple Communities, GA
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: H. Rept. 108-792
Location: Pp. 1066-1067
Method: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
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Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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