Hurricane Hugo Forestry Restoration Act

report (to accompany H.R. 3482) (including Congressional Budget Office cost estimate)
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Forestry law and legislation -- United States, Hurricane protection -- South Carolina, Disaster relief -- Law and legislation -- United States, Reforestation -- Law and legislation -- United S
SeriesReport / 101st Congress, 1st session, House of Representatives -- 101-359
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Hurricane Hugo is probably the most studied and best documented hurricane ever to have reached landfall in the mainland. In addition to the reports in this compilation, more reports can be expected as on-going and new studies of forest damage, restoration, and rehabilitation are by: Get this from a library.

Hurricane Hugo Forestry Restoration Act: report (to accompany H.R. ) (including Congressional Budget Office cost estimate). [United States. Congress. House. Committee on. Hurricane Hugo struck South Carolina in September causing extensive mortality and damage to forest stands in 23 counties.

The Forest Inventory and Analysis Work Unit at the Southeastern Forest Experiment Station conducted a special inventory of the damaged area in Cited by: as applied to forest impacts by Holmes ().

These con-cepts have been used by the authors to measure the effects of Hurricane Hugo on prices, producers, and consumers (Prestemon and Holmes). These techniques have also been used to quantify the timber market impacts of large-scale fires (e.g., Butry and othersPrestemon andCited by: 6.

Management plans for forest health. When Hurricane Hugo hit the coast of South Carolina in September ofthe Francis Marion National Forest suffered a devastating blow. Sixty percent of its pine trees sustained moderate or heavy damage, and its bottomland hardwood trees fared even worse: 43 percent were broken and 43 percent were uprooted.

Forest Recovery After a Hurricane Strong storms and hurricanes are a fact of life in Florida. When preparing for the next storm event, timberland owners should also plan for and be ready to respond to timber damage on their property. For some perspective, the timber damage in the state from Hurricane Hugo in was $1 billion, and the damage from a similar ice storm in was $95 million.

The main impact of Hugo on the forestry industry 25 years later is psychological. “Anybody in a hurricane area who has lived through a storm like that is. Shown Here: Public Law No: (12/03/) Healthy Forests Restoration Act of - Title I: Hazardous Fuels Reduction on Federal Land - (Sec.

) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to National Forest System lands, and the Secretary of the Interior, with respect to public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, to plan and conduct hazardous fuel reduction. In its time-honored tradition of assisting civil authorities, the Army played significant roles in fighting forest fires in the West, in aiding federal and state agencies in preserving order and restoring vital services in the wake of Hurricane Hugo, and in serving as part of DOD's joint task force that helped contain and clean up a massive oil.

Inmuch of the forest was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo, a disturbance that, in turn, influenced streamflow. The water balance was estimated using the hydrologic model MIKE SHE; the long-term simulations showed that average annual flow was about 24 percent of annual precipitation and that mean annual evapotranspiration was approximately National Forest to observe one of the oldest turkey management areas in the country and the devastation caused by Hurricane Hugo in September The FMNF Wildlife Preserve was established by Presidential Proclamation in and occupies ab ha of.

Goals / Objectives Our study aims to predict the long-term effects of Hurricane Hugo on forest ecosystems using field and remotely sensed data of forest structure and processes together with forest succession models.

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Specifically, we will (a) investigate the long-term forest community dynamics in coastal SC forests following Hurricane Hugo by continuing to collect and analyze field data; (b. Hurricane Hugo was a powerful Cape Verde tropical cyclone that inflicted widespread damage across the northeastern Caribbean and the Southeastern United States in September Across its track, Hugo affected approximately 2 million people.

Its direct effects killed 67 people and inflicted $11 billion in damage. The damage wrought by the storm was more costly than any Atlantic hurricane. forest resource was determined to have been caused primarily by three factors: • Hurricane Hugo impacts • the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) • Final harvest and reforestation of Soil Bank plantings The result is a “baby-boom-like” generation in the state’s forest, peaking at.

The longleaf restoration initiative, in fact, has been led by private owners, said Rhett Johnson, the retired co-founder of the Longleaf Alliance and a private forest landowner in Andalusia, Ala.

damage from Hugo exceeds the combined damage caused by Hurricane Camille ( billion bf), Mount St. Helens ( billion bf) and the Yellowstone Fires ( billion bf).

This represents 36 percent of the forest land in the state including the Francis Marion National Forest. Vibrant Cities Lab. To help communities of any size build such a comprehensive urban forestry program, American Forests, the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) and the U.S.

Forest Service recently launched the Vibrant Cities free online hub is a unique portal of urban forestry research and expertise to help city managers and other professions integrate trees into their. the hurricane, and a decline in forest management activities.

Sixty-five years after the hurricane, subtle but significant differences in structure that were correlated with damage from the hurricane were found in the Harvard Forest using LiDAR data (Weishampel et al., ). Hurricane Hugo reached the coast of South Carolina, USA near. Nature’s mechanisms will kick in, they say, and spark the forest’s natural recuperation just as they did after Hurricane San Ciprian in and Hurricane Hugo in   EISEVIER Forest Ecology and Management () Forest Ecology and Management Hurricane-fire interactions in coastal forests of the south: a review and hypothesis Richard K.

Myers, David H. van Lear Department of Forest Resources, Lehotsky Hall Clemson University, Clemson, SCUSA Received 17 January ; accepted 17 January Abstract The. When Hurricane Michael struck the central panhandle of Florida last year, 95 percent of million acres of forestland was destroyed, according to the Florida Forest Service.

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Pine timber sustained nearly $ million in damages, and the cost of reforestation in the most-damaged areas could be as high as $ million. In fact, Hugo produced the highest storm tide heights ever recorded along the U.S.

East Coast, around 20 feet in Bulls Bay, SC near Cape Romain. At the time, Hugo was the strongest storm to strike the U.S. in the previous year period and was the nation's costliest hurricane on record in terms of monetary losses (~$7 billion in damage).

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Heck Jr. Hurricane effects on seagrasses along Alabama’s gulf coast. Estuaries and Coasts 29(6A)– Cely, J.

Wildlife effects of Hurricane Hugo. Journal of Coastal Research – Chabreck, R. H., and A. Palmisano. The effects of Hurricane Camille on the marshes of the Mississippi.

Community Forest Restoration Act: report (to accompany S. ([Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., ]), by United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (page images at HathiTrust) Community Forest Restoration Act: report (to accompany S.

) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office). InSouth Carolina’s Francis Marion National Forest lost close to a third of its pine and hardwood trees to Hurricane Hugo.

USDA Forest Service land managers have spent the last thirty years recovering from that disturbance and working to meet the state’s growing needs for clean water, forest products, recreation areas, and wildlife.

est Service’s Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center, the Southern Research Station, and analysis from the Santee Experimental Forest. Much of the revised plan focuses on restoration of longleaf pine forests in places where loblolly pine had been planted following Hurricane Hugo.

While. When Hurricane Hugo swept through South Carolina init displaced about half of the red-cockaded woodpecker population in the Francis Marion National Forest. the impact of Hurricane Hugo on the mangroves of Guadeloupe over an eight year period.

Baldwin et al. () examined regeneration dynamics in man-groves recovering from Hurricane Andrew in southeast Florida over a seven year period. Ward et al. () worked on the southwest coast of Florida and reported on 13 yrs of recovery following.

Hurricane Hugo. The present annual growth of million cubic feet per year is 39% above pre-Hugo levels. ALSO OF INTEREST SC’s Best Management Practices for Forestry successfully protect water quality with 97% compliance. Overacres are enrolled in the SC Tree Farm Program. After Hurricane Michael Service, experts survey damage to Southeast’s longleaf pine forests and the many species that live there.

By Dan Chapman, Public Affairs Specialist Novem Camilla, Georgia — Hurricane Michael barreled across prime Southern timber territory, damaging five million acres of pines and hardwoods and destroying nearly $ billion worth of marketable trees.Hurricane Hugo.

When Hurricane Hugo passed over CharlesLOn. South Carolina, inthe disturbance that occurred on the refuge was of disastrous proportions. On-site inspection by USDJ Fish and Wildlife Service personnel found that most pine stems snapped and many oaks were uprooted.

Prior to the hurricane, Bull Island had one of the last.Good news comes winging. Febru | 3 minute read. About a month ago, biologists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) released two groups of Puerto Rican parrots into a national forest in Puerto Rico – the first birds to fly free in the forest since two hurricanes devastated the region more than two years ago.