ForWarn II

Satellite-Based Change Recognition and Tracking

Lowland Insect Defoliation Hiawatha National Forest, MI

ForWarn has identified an anomaly in the lowlands of Hiawatha National Forest in Mackinac County, Michigan in July 2016. An insect, spruce budworm, was active at the time of the event and is the most likely cause of defoliation leading to decline in vegetation greenness.