The Northeastern Area (NA) of the USDA Forest Service is requesting proposals to build an online Urban Forest Health Information Center (UFORHIC) to aggregate and analyze local tree inventory and pest detection information from communities in the Northeastern Area.
UFORHIC will: provide a platform
for easy upload of community tree inventory and pest detection data; allow for analysis, identification, and reporting of urban forest health trends and anomalies at multiple scales; allow for the exchange of information with the National Plant Diagnostics Network (NPDN) data repository; and provide enough detail to make the effort relevant to urban forest managers as well as state and federal agencies.The proposal should include a plan and cost estimate for both developing UFORHIC and for housing and maintaining the data uploaded to UFORHIC through Spring 201 1. The recipient/cooperator will also construct a User Interface for UFORHIC that includes a web portal for the secure upload and use of data plus access to major resources on urban forest health (e.g.
First Detector Training, Pest Alerts.)