Forest & Grassland Health

Alaska Forest Health Project in iNaturalist

Have you seen an insect or pathogen affecting any part of a tree or shrub, whether it be the roots, the stem, the buds or the leaves? Don't know what you saw and want to find out what it is?

Record it in the Alaska Forest Health Observations Project on iNaturalist!

If you think you've made an observation significant to forest health in Alaska, please contact our staff. Our small team of experts values your observations throughout the state! For technical assistance with iNaturalist, contact Sydney Brannoch, Interior Alaska Forest Entomologist.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

 

 

Forest health staff and other taxonomic experts periodically review iNaturalist observations and will add identifications on observations shared to the project. 
 


 

CONTRIBUTING DATA IS EASY!

 

 

 

Take your phone with you on outdoor adventures, snap a photo of your forest health observation, and upload photos to iNaturalist when you have time and internet service. Records can be submitted to the iNat app or website.
 


 

ALREADY USING iNAT?

 

 

 

Any observations of forest health interest in Alaska will be automatically included in the Alaska Forest Health Observations project when uploaded to iNaturalist.
 


 

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

 

 

 

✓ Include clear photos from multiple angles.

✓ Record the host plant either in the "notes" section or include a picture of the host.

✓ For mushrooms or bracket fungi, provide a photo of the spore-bearing layer (the bottom with pores, gills, teeth, etc.).

 

Alaska Forest Health Project in iNaturalist
 
Click here or the image above to view the Alaska Forest Health Project.




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