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Forest Health Management


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.

Managing Invasive Species

Invasive Species: bull thistleInvasive 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.


National Management Frameworks

Invasive Species:emerald ash borer 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.


Managing Native Insects & Diseases

Native Insects and DiseasesNative 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.


Forest Conditions

Forest Health ConditionsNational 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.