We are technical specialists with backgrounds in forest pathology, entomology, forestry, and computer applications (such as GIS, modeling, and data analyses). We provide technical and financial assistance to federal resource managers in Oregon and Washington regarding insects, diseases, and unwanted vegetation in forest ecosystems. Similar assistance is provided through state forestry staffs to state and private resource managers.
We are funded by the Forest Health
Protection staff, which is a part of the State and Private Forestry branch
of the USDA Forest Service. We are also
a part of the Pacific Northwest Region,
which covers most of Oregon and Washington. FHP specialists are located in five
service centers (listed below) and the Regional Office in Portland, Oregon.
Complete listings of specialties, addresses, and phone numbers are also available
for service centers and Regional
Office FHP specialists.
Daoust, Doug (Group Leader)
Filip, Gregory M.
Nelson, Alison S.
Ragenovich, Iral R.
Selby, Cathleen A.
Sheehan, Katharine A.
Mountains Service Center -- La Grande, OR
Scott, Donald W.
Oregon Service Center -- Bend, OR
Oregon Service Center -- Medford, OR
Goheen, Ellen Michaels
Service Center -- Wenatchee, WA
Carlson, Darci M.
Hadfield, James S.
Magelssen, Roy W.
Service Center -- Sandy, OR
Hildebrand, Diane M.
Hostetler, Bruce B.
Forest Health Protection is responsible for monitoring and helping protect the health of forest ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest, with emphasis on insects, diseases, and unwanted vegetation. We provide technical and financial assistance to federal agencies responsible for forested lands in the Pacific Northwest, including:
US Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
US Department of the Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Reclamation
Fish and Wildlife Service
National Park Service
US Department of Defense
We also work closely with colleagues from the Oregon Departments of Forestry and Agriculture and the Washington Departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture regarding forest diseases and insects on state and private lands, and with Native American governments for assistance related to forest diseases and insects on tribal lands. We cooperate with federal and university scientists to evaluate, develop, and tranfer technology aimed at enhancing forest health.
*** contact the nearest field office or the person listed for more information ***
technical assistance and training
forest insect and disease-related services
interdisciplinary team support
introduced diseases (contact G.Filip)
introduced insects (contact K.Sheehan)
danger trees (contact G.Filip)
resource management-related issues
prevention/suppression/restoration projects (contact K.Sheehan)
websites, database mgmt, data analysis (contact K.Sheehan)
watershed analysis support
international cooperation (contact I.Ragenovich)
surveys and monitoring
technology development and transfer (contact I.Ragenovich)
This webpage was last updated on February 9, 2009.