Forest & Grassland Health

Line Drawing of Bark Beetle by Tom ColemanThe Forest Health staff of the Southwestern Region provides assistance and expertise to Federal, State, and Tribal land managers in Arizona and New Mexico concerning forest health conditions and issues. We provide advice and support for projects to help prevent or suppress insect and disease outbreaks. Annually, we conduct survey flights to monitor forest health conditions and provide land managers with information on current issues, with an emphasis on detecting insect activity. Information on current activity and our program is provided through the links below.



2021 Forest Health Story Map and PDF

Review our Story Map or accessible PDF highlighting 2021 forest health survey results.

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Tree Risk Management Program

Information for land managers regarding assistance our staff can provide on tree risk identification and management.

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Key Contacts

  • Joel McMillin
    Forest Health AZ Zone Leader
  • Andy Graves
    Forest Health NM Zone Leader
  • Allen White
    R3 Pesticide / Invasive Species Specialist

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