Assessment & Applied Sciences
Explore Forests Vulnerable to Attack from Major Insects and Diseases using predictive pest models.
Mapping & Reporting
Forest Health Protection (FHP) Mapping & Reporting conducts surveys to detect and appraise insect infestations, disease conditions and man-made stresses affecting trees. FHP Mapping & Reporting establishes a monitoring system throughout the forests of the United States to determine detrimental changes or improvements that occur over time, and report annually concerning such surveys and monitoring.
Aviation Safety & Aerial Survey
Aviation Safety & Aerial Survey include insect and disease surveys, aerial photography and aerial application to assist federal and state partners and the public in meeting forest health objectives. The primary function of FHP aviation is to implement safe and efficient operations considering state of the art tools, technology, and philosophy embracing the principles of sound risk management applied throughout the system.
Equipment & Application Technologies
Equipment and Application Technologies focuses on development of pest control equipment and application technologies to increase the efficacy and safety of pest control while decreasing the cost and unintended environmental impacts. Equipment and Application Technologies provides support to personnel within the Forest Service as well as to other government agencies and private individuals.
Forest Vegetation Simulator Models
The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) is a family of models used for predicting forest stand dynamics (tree growth, mortality, regeneration, management, disturbance, etc.) throughout the United States. The Forest Health Assessment and Applied Sciences Team supports a variety of insect and pathogen models that allow FVS users to incorporate forest pest disturbances into their FVS projections.