Alaska Forest Health Protection: Mission, Locations & Contacts

Forest Health Protection Offices & Regions of Alaska

Click location for address & staff contacts

Anchorage / Southcentral Alaska   Fairbanks / Interior Alaska   Juneau / Southeast Alaska

Map showing the major geographic regions of Alaska.Our mission is to protect and enhance forest health by providing landowners and managers with information and resources. We monitor the extent and impacts of damaging insects, diseases and invasive plants, provide timely survey and monitoring information and offer technical and financial assistance to prevent and control forest pest outbreaks. We partner with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources to monitor for newly introduced pests and conduct annual aerial surveys in summer to map forest damage. As part of the State & Private Forestry branch of the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Protection addresses forest health needs on the Tongass and Chugach National Forests and across diverse land ownerships statewide.

Anchorage, Forest Health Protection, Southcentral Field Office

161 East 1st Avenue, Door 8, Anchorage, AK 99501

Michael Shephard, Assistant Director S&PF.

Michael Shephard

Deputy Director State & Private Forestry R6 &10
michael.shephard@usda.gov
907-743-9451

 

Kymi Draeger staff photo.Dr. Kymi Draeger

Southcentral Alaska Forest Pathologist
kymberly.draeger@usda.gov

 

 

Joni Johnson staff photo

Joni Johnson

Ecologist, Invasive Plant Program Coordinator
Detailing in position through January 2023
Based in Petersburg, Alaska
joni.m.johnson@usda.gov
907-772-5926


 

Jessie Moan, Forest Entomologist in Anchorage, AK.Jessie Moan

FHP/Research Entomologist
mary.moan@usda.gov
907-749-9453


 

Steve Swenson staff photo, Biological Technician Southcentral Alaska.Steve Swenson

Biological Sceince Technician
steven.swenson@usda.gov
907-743-9456



 

Fairbanks, Forest Health Protection, Interior Field Office

USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection, State & Private Forestry, 222 University Ave., Fairbanks, AK 99709  (New office location!)

Sydney Brannoch, Forest Entomologist in Fairbanks, AK.

Dr. Sydney Brannoch

Entomologist
sydney.brannoch@usda.gov

 

 

Garret Dubois staff photo, Interior Alaska Biological Technician.

Garret Dubois

Aerial Survey Program Coordinator
Detailing in Position through March 2023
garret.d.dubois@usda.gov
907-272-1161
 

 

Lori Winton staff photo, Southcentral/Interior Alaska Pathologist.

Dr. Lori Winton

Interior Alaska Forest Pathologist
loretta.winton@usda.gov
 


 

Juneau, Forest Health Protection, Southeast Field Office

Juneau Forestry Sciences Laboratory
11175 Auke Lake Way, Juneau, AK 99801

Elizabeth Graham, Entomologist for Southeast Alaska.

Dr. Elizabeth Graham

Entomologist
elizabeth.e.graham@usda.gov
907-586-8883 

 

 

Karen Hutten, Biological Scientist Southeast Alaska.

Dr. Karen Hutten

Remote Sensing Program Lead
karen.hutten@usda.gov
907-586-7807

 

Robin Mulvey staff photo.

Robin Mulvey

Forest Pathologist
robin.mulvey@usda.gov
907-586-7971

 

 

Regional Office Portland, OR

Chad Davis, Director of SPF Regions 6/10

Chad Davis

Director State & Private Forestry Regions 6 &10
503-808-2177
chad.davis2@usda.gov