Aerial Insect and Disease Detection

Intermountain Region 4 and Northern Region 1

Aviation Program

The Forest Health Protection (FHP) Aviation Program in Regions One and Four conduct annual insect and disease detection surveys, primarily using fixed-wing aircraft.  Most flights are for aerial sketch map surveys and aerial photography.  However, FHP may also contract aircraft for aerial spraying associated with insect suppression, eradication, spray trails, or study/research projects.

Purpose

The purpose of an Aerial Detection Survey (ADS) is to:

  • Detect new outbreaks or identify previously undetected outbreaks of forest pests
  • Monitor existing outbreaks
  • Provide timely information for management planning
  • Provide information for forest health assessments and project plans.

Survey Season

Aerial insect and disease surveys begin the first part of July continuing through the end of September and often into October.  Survey flights take off 8 or 9 am. and concluded before 3 pm to take advantage of optimal light conditions.

New 2017 ADS User maps

Small image of the ADS user maps

 

   
   
   

 

 

                  

 Aerial Detection Survey (ADS) Maps for 2016
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Region 1 area maps 2016
Region 4 area maps  2016

Archive Maps

ADS Previous User Maps DataBase 2012-2015 

Click here for the Southern Idaho area mapsClick here for the Utah area mapsClick here for the Northern Idaho areasClick here for the Western Wyoming mapsClick here for the Nevada mapsClick here for the Montana Area mapsRegion 1 and 4 map to click on

 

 





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