Developed on Esri’s ArcGIS Online platform, story maps are stand-alone web-based resources that – as the title suggests – lead a viewer through a narrative through an interface that can combine maps, text, videos, photos, and other media with templates, map interfaces, and navigation devices designed by Esri. Though the story itself may be linear, GIS-based map layers add multiple dimensions, allowing users to interactively find information for the locations they’re most interested in.
The Center for Forest Restoration and Management represents a new organizational approach to the research being done by six SRS research work units that focus on the ecology, management, utilization, and restoration of a diverse range of pine-, pine-hardwood, and hardwood-dominated ecosystems in the southern United States.
This story map demonstrates the variety of treatments involved in the program, depicting the more than 1 million acres treated by federal, state and private landowners over a 13-year period. In addition to the treatments, the maps show the 2012 Southern Pine Beetle Hazard-Rating Map created by the Forest Health Technology Enterprise team.