Pesticide Management & Coordination

The Forest Health Protection staff of the USDA Forest Service has the responsibility of managing and coordinating the proper use of pesticides within the National Forest System (NFS). It is also responsible for providing technical advice and support, and for conducting training to maintain technical expertise. In order to achieve this function, the Forest Service maintains a cadre of Pesticide Coordinators and specialists located at Regional Offices and at some Forest Supervisors Offices. Service policy and direction on pesticide use is outlined under the Forest Service Manual Chapter 2150.

This website is maintained for the purpose of providing information on Forest Service Policy regarding the use of pesticides on NFS lands and to assist Forest Service personnel on the proper use of pesticides.


Management of Pesticide Registration

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