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WHAT IS FOREST TO TAP?
REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE FOREST 2 TAP BREWERY PROJECT

A nonnative insect called balsam woolly adelgid has decimated
old-growth stands of Fraser fir throughout the range of this southern
Appalachian tree species, including on the summit of Clingmans Dome in
Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
PHOTO BY KEVIN M. POTTER, NC STATE UNIVERSITY

the forests are not diverse. If you have a specialist
pest come in and knock back one of the major
components of your biodiversity, then that can have a
greater impact. An example of how that works would
be Sudden Oak Death, a disease in California that's
affecting oaks there."
Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service, Purdue,
NC State, Czech University of Life Sciences and
Duke collaborated on the study, which used two large
datasets. The U.S. Forest Inventory and Analysis,
a national forest census, contains information from
135,000 forested plots across the U.S. where crews
regularly measure trees and check environmental
conditions. For this study, the FIA data were used
to compile counts of tree species for each of 2,098
counties. The Alien Forest Pest Explorer database
offers a county-level record of the presence or
absence of nonnative insects and diseases, including
66 used for this study.
Researchers also examined other factors that could
affect pest invasions, such as human population density
and environmental conditions, including precipitation,
elevation and average temperature. Tree biodiversity
was a better predictor of nonnative pests, Potter said.
Results could help prioritize monitoring efforts for
forests most at risk for future pest invasions, he said.
"The unfortunate reality is that a lot of times we don't
notice these exotic pests and diseases until they've
gotten established and start having an impact on our
native species, when it's almost too late." 
This work was supported in part by National
Science Foundation Macrosystems Biology grants
DEB-1241932 and DEB-1638702.
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F2T is a project to share the knowledge that forests
and good forest management contribute greatly to the
clean waters of Minnesota, and thus great beer.
The Forest Friendly Brewery Project ("Forest
to Tap" and "F2T"), is a non-profit based project,
planned and supported by a diverse group of natural
resource interests, whose common denominator is the
knowledge that good forest management, including
planting, harvesting, and stewardship, results in
clean and healthy water for wildlife, communities,
businesses - and ultimately for beer! The project is
focused on providing information about how good
forest management practices provide clean water. The
"avenue"
to that
education
is through
partnering
with craft
breweries,
(the end
users of
water), to
spread the
message.
The
objective
in 2019 is
to pilot the
program
with craft
breweries
in the
Mississippi Headwaters Basin of northern Minnesota.  A
logical expansion in the year ahead would include the
breweries of the Lake Superior basin (and beyond).
Breweries currently signed on include:
* Bemidji - Bemidji, MN
* Portage - Walker, MN
* Klockow - Grand Rapids, MN
* Rapids - Grand Rapids, MN
* Block North - Aitkin, MN
* Cuyuna - Crosby, MN
* Big Axe - Nisswa, MN
* 14-Lakes - Crosslake, MN 
* Roundhouse - Brainerd, MN
* Jack Pine - Baxter, MN
For more information, please contact Dovetail Partners
at info@dovetailinc.org or 612-333-0430
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Overstory
Foresets and Families
Forest Interactions
The Family Forest Carbon Program
2019 Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Finalists Announced
Tree Farmers Visit Washington to Advocate for Family Forest Interests
Tools and Resources
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Woodland - Summer 2019 - Foresets and Families
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Woodland - Summer 2019 - Forest Interactions
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