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Southern Pine Beetle County Hazard Rating Maps
SPB theme art Introduction

Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) is the most economically important forest pest in the southern United States, causing an estimated $1.5 billion in damage in recent years. Preferred hosts are shortleaf, loblolly, Virginia, and pitch pines.
These county summary hazard maps help identify areas with potential for experiencing significant SPB activity. The maps are derived from the US Forest Service's 2012 National Insect and Disease Risk Map (2012 NIDRM). NIDRM is a nationwide strategic assessment and database of the potential hazard for tree mortality due to major forest insects and diseases over the 2013-2027 time period.

Southern Pine Beetle Damage

Southern pine beetle
(Dendroctonus frontalis)
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How are the Southern Pine Beetle Hazard Maps going to be used?

The SPB Prevention and Restoration Program (http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/spb/), along with local and regional resource managers, will be using these maps in planning activities and also to prioritize where prevention and restoration treatments should occur on the landscape to get the most cost-effective treatments.

 
Southern Pine Beetle Hazard Map by State
Southern Pine Beetle Hazard Map
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Alabama Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file Kentucky Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file New Jersey Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file Tennessee Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file
Arkansas Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file Louisiana Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file North Carolina Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file Texas Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file
Delaware Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file Maryland Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file Oklahoma Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file Virginia Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file
Florida Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file Mississippi Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file Pennsylvania Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file West Virginia Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file
Georgia Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file Missouri Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file South Carolina Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file
Region-wide Map and Data
See below to download the region-wide map and a database of various county level summaries of SPB hazard in GIS shapefile and Excel workbook formats (the README describes this database)
All states county hazard map preview Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file All states county hazard maps for print Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file
SPB county level summaries README (16 KB .docx)
All states SPB county hazard Tabular db (1.4 MB .xlsx)
All states SPB county hazard GIS shapefile (4.7 MB .zip)
Maryland Hazard Map Missouri Hazard Map Florida Hazard Map Georgia Hazard Map Alabama Hazard Map Mississippi Hazard Map Arkansas Hazard Map Tennessee Hazard Map South Carolina Hazard Map North Carolina Hazard Map Kentucky Hazard Map West Virginia Hazard Map Virginia Hazard Map Delaware Hazard Map New Jersey Hazard Map Louisiana Hazard Map Texas Hazard Map Oklahoma Hazard Map Pennsylvania Hazard Map
Contact
John Nowak
USDA Forest Service SPB Coordinator
(828)257-4326
Email: jnowak@fs.fed.us
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