The 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.
Forest Health Protection staff are located in 5 field offices in Oregon and Washington and the Pacific Northwest Regional Office (Region 6)
The 2015 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.
Find information about forest insects and diseases in the Pacific Northwest Region here.
Featured: Douglas-fir Tussock Moth, a native defoliator
Find information about invasive species in the Pacific Northwest Region's forests here.
Featured: Emerald Ash Borer, a threat to Oregon ash