The Appalachian Mountains are known for their natural forests. However, these forests are under pressure from human activities such as residential development, agriculture and logging. The forests are also increasingly affected by forest fires, invasions of pests such as the gypsy moth and other natural factors. In addition, biomass energy production destroys a large amount of healthy trees. During the last 20 years, tens of thousands of acres of natural forest have been logged, many of them replanted as pine tree plantations. As a result of these threats, ecosystems are collapsing and species are being rendered extinct. This project utilized data from Landsat 8¿s OLI for forest monitoring to derive indices like Normalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Relative Differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (RdNBR) to identify unhealthy forests. Pan-sharpened Landsat 8 imagery provided targeted higher resolution analyses for areas demonstrated by Aqua and Terra¿s MODIS and Suomi NPP VIIRS to have potential for harvest. MODIS and VIIRS provided vegetation dynamics and phenology products, along with fire-related datasets like fire occurrences and scarring. Partnering with Virginia¿s County of Wise and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Forestry, this project facilitated the use of NASA Earth observations to identify unhealthy forests in this region.