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Forest treesForest Service field units routinely record the name and quantities of pesticides used on National Forest System lands.  A listing of pesticide active ingredients and the amounts used by field units is compiled within each Region.  Records contain the purpose, by management objective, for which the pesticide was used and the total number of units (i.e. acres, trees, greenhouses) treated with each pesticide.  In addition, the records list biological control agents that have been released for the purpose of controlling invasive plant species.

 

Pesticides are used on NFS lands for a number of management operations that include:

    1. Thinning or control of specific trees to promote growth of desirable species.
    2. Thinning or control of vegetation to reduce fire fuel.
    3. Site preparation for planting of trees.
    4. Control of vegetation on highways, utility, and railroad rights-of-way in forests.
    5. Control of vegetation in forest nurseries and riparian areas.
    6. Suppression of insects and diseases.
    7. Management of aquatic plants and fish.

The land area treated with pesticides is typically very small and represents approximately one tenth of one percent of the total forest and rangeland area within the NFS lands annually.

Available reports on past pesticide usage within NFS are listed below. Information on recent and future pesticide usage may be obtained from Regional Pesticide Use Coordinators.

The National and Regional reports of pesticide use on Forest Service lands are available for the following fiscal years:
NATIONAL REGIONAL
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Download the database for the Fiscal Year 2006 pesticide report. (632 KB mdb)

Click here for instructions on completing the report. (141 KB doc)

TIMELY TIPS ARCHIVES
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