- Development of the EXFOR information system that compiles information on exotic pests with potential risk for the three countries: http://foresthealth.fs.usda.gov/exfor/
- Full implementation in Mexico of the digital aerial sketch mapping system used in the US for surveying forest pests.
- Technical exchange for the implementation in Mexico of the US Forest Health Monitoring system.
- Aviation safety training for Mexican Aerial Surveyors and aerial spray operations by US experts and follow-up assistance.
- Implementation in Mexico of the U.S. risk mapping approach.
- Training of Mexican researchers by US experts on gathering data, analysis and quality assurance of Forest Health indicators incorporated to the National Forest and Soils inventory.
- Publication of books: Forest Diseases of Mexico (2007); Mistletoes of North America (2002); and Forest Insects of Mexico (1995).
- Technical exchange on quarantine pests of mutual concern: Asian gypsy moth, emerald ash borer, Asian longhorn beetle, sudden oak death, sirex woodwasp.
Recent Meetings and Themes
- 2014: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – February 4-6, 2014
- Forest pathology: Challenges and perspectives for science and policy in North American forests
- Urban forestry and invasive species: best management practices
- Mountain pine beetle risk assessment: lessons learned and implications for response
- 2012: San Jose del Cabo, Mexico - October 15-19, 012
- 2010: Washington D.C., United States - 25-29 October 2010.
- Monitoring procedures for potential exotic pests in entry ports
- 2009: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 5-9, 2009
- Managing our forest insects, diseases and invasive plants for a certainly uncertain future
- Maintain efforts toward continental pest risk mapping.
- Maintain technical exchange on quarantine pests of trilateral concern using the EXFOR information system as the platform.
- Continue to exchange best practices in pest monitoring and identification.
- Develop a list of high priority invasive plant species common to North America.
- Collaborate on developing new book “Bark Beetles of North America”.
- Maintain dialogue on challenges related to the loss of forest pathology research, monitoring and identification capacity.
- Share experiences and best practices in information/technology transfer with urban forest stakeholders.