Aerial Survey Viewer: The Forest Health Aerial Survey Viewer for the Northeastern Area displays maps of forest damage as reported annually through a cooperative effort between state and federal forestry agencies.
Active Periodical Cicada Broods of the United States: The periodical cicada emerges in massive groups once every 13 or 17 years and is completely unique to North America. There are 15 of these mass groups, called broods, of periodical cicadas in the United States. Brood II is emerging after a 17-year hiatus into one of the most densely populated urban/suburban forests in the world, ranging from eastern Connecticut south to North Carolina. The following county-based maps depict where and when the different broods of periodical cicadas are likely to emerge in the US. The maps were compiled for the 2011 publication entitled Avian predators are less abundant during periodical cicada emergences, but why? (Koenig et al. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/10-1583.1) using data from two historic periodical cicada publications listed below. The interactive map allows the user to view different brood combinations. The static map is better for mobile devices and tablets.
Coping with the Costs: This meeting, in September 2009, discussed the impacts of invasive insects on communities. Presentations included updates on invasive insects and how we’re trying to control them, and how different communities are coping with the costs incurred by their fights against these invaders. Click on the title for presentations and notes taken during the meeting.
Highlands of CT, NJ, NY & PA: Stretching from northwestern Connecticut across the Lower Hudson River Valley of New York, through northern New Jersey to southeastern Pennsylvania, this region contains nearly 3 ½ million acres of forests, farms, and communities.