Forest & Grassland Health

 Crater Lake viewThe USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection (FHP) program has shared responsibility for monitoring and protecting the health of forest ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest.  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. 

Contact Us

Forest Health Protection staff are located in 5 field offices in Oregon and Washington and the Pacific Northwest Regional Office (Region 6) 


2014 Aerial Detection Survey Data and Maps now available

ODF Aerial Survey AircraftThe 2014 Aerial Detection Survey (ADS) data in geographic information system (GIS) shapefile format are now available. The ADS data from annual surveys are available from 1947 to the present and ADS maps are available from 2003 to the present. Learn more about annual aerial surveys.


Native Forest Insects and Diseases

Swiss needle cast infected needlesFind information about forest insects and diseases in the Pacific Northwest Region here.

Featured:  Swiss Needle Cast of Douglas-fir 


Invasive Species

Emerald ash borer adultFind information about invasive species in the Pacific Northwest Region's forests here.

Featured:  Emerald Ash Borer, a threat to Oregon ash