We work in partnerships to prevent, suppress and slow-the-spread of native and nonnative forest insects, pathogens, and invasive plants affecting urban, rural, and wildland forests.
Invasive Species Program Goal
The goal of the USDA Forest Service invasive species program is to reduce, minimize, or eliminate the potential for introduction, establishment, spread, and impact of invasive species across all landscapes and ownerships.
The intent of the national management frameworks is to coordinate US Forest Service (USFS), Animal Plant health Inspection Service (APHIS), National Association of State Foresters (NASF), National Plant Board (NPB), and their missions, expertise and available resources to effectively respond to these invasive species threats.
Native Insects & Diseases
Non Native species often have a significant impact on newly invaded environments. Due to factors relating to host resistance and a lack of established natural enemies, introduced (non-native) organisms often display a propensity for rapid population growth and expansion.
National and Regional Reports
The Forest Service has a framework for reporting forest health conditions across the United States which is reflected by the organization of the reports accessible from this site.
- 2012 Forest Insect and Disease Conditions Report (18MB PDF)
- Forest Health Highlights by State or Region