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For more information: http://www.fs.fed.us/global/globe/africa/eastarc.htm

The Forest Service has been active in East Africa since 1994, when a formal agreement led to the creation of the Forest Health Centre in Nairobi. In September 1999, another formal agreement was developed between the Forest Service and the Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Sokoine University of Agriculture.

In February 2000, the Forest Service began a two-year evaluation of forest health and land-use change in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Kenya and Tanzania. Satellite imagery, permanent plots, and a web page are main components of the study. Information gathered would be used to identify areas where remedial measures are most needed, and—later—how they are working.

The current project involves Forest Service employees Denny Ward (Southern Region), Chuck Dull (Washington Office), and Barbara O'Connell (Northeastern Research Station).

For Additional Information please contact:

James Denny Ward, Forest Entomologist and International Advisor
USDA Forest Service, Region 8
Tel: 404-347-2989 (fax 1880)
E-mail: Ward_James/r8@fs.fed.us

Related Links

USDA Forest Service
http://www.fs.fed.us/

National Forest Health Monitoring Program
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/fhm/

Forest Health Protection - Southern Region
http://fhpr8.srs.fs.fed.us/

Northeast Research Station
http://www.fs.fed.us/ne/

International Programs
http://www.fs.fed.us/global/

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