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Southern Pine Beetle County Hazard Rating Maps

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.

How are the Southern Pine Beetle Hazard Maps going to be used?

The SPB Prevention and Restoration Program, 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

Southern Pine Beetle Hazard Maps by State
State Hazard Map
All (states county hazard maps) Adobe Acrobat File
Alabama Adobe Acrobat File
Arkansas Adobe Acrobat File
Delaware Adobe Acrobat File
Florida Adobe Acrobat File
Georgia Adobe Acrobat File
Kentucky Adobe Acrobat File
Louisiana Adobe Acrobat File
Maryland Adobe Acrobat File
Mississippi Adobe Acrobat File
Missouri Adobe Acrobat File
New Jersey Adobe Acrobat File
North Carolina Adobe Acrobat File
Oklahoma Adobe Acrobat File
Pennsylvania Adobe Acrobat File
South Carolina Adobe Acrobat File
Tennessee Adobe Acrobat File
Texas Adobe Acrobat File
Virginia Adobe Acrobat File
West Virginia Adobe Acrobat File
Region-wide Data

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)