Forest & Grassland Health


 Stand of trees with mortality from Armillaria rot diseaseThe 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 Aerial Detection Survey Data and Maps

ODF Aerial Survey AircraftThe 2016 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.


Forest Health Monitoring

Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) is a national USDA-Forest Service program designed to determine the status, changes, and trends in indicators of forest conditions on an annual basis. The FHM program uses data from ground plots and surveys, aerial surveys, and other biotic and abiotic data sources. It develops analytical approaches to address forest health issues that affect the sustainability of forest ecosystems and produces a variety of useful reports.


Native Forest Insects and Diseases

Douglas-fir tussock mothFind information about forest insects and diseases in the Pacific Northwest Region here.

Featured:  Douglas-fir Tussock Moth, a native defoliator


Invasive Species

Emerald ash borer adultFind information about invasive species in the Pacific Northwest Region's forests here.

Featured:  Emerald Ash Borer, a threat to Oregon ash


Contact Us

Forest Health Protection staff are located in 5 field offices in Oregon and Washington and the Pacific Northwest Regional Office (Region 6)