ForWarn II

Satellite-Based Change Recognition and Tracking

Gyspy Moth in George Washington National Forest, VA and Monongahela National Forest, WV

Disturbance Type: 

ForWarn found a decline in greenness in the George Washington National Forest of Virginia and Monongahela National Forest of West Virginia in August 2015. Gypsy moth is a historical defoliator of these areas, their damage covering one million acres in 2015. The large decline by the gypsy moth may indicate the start of a population outbreak for the species.