The Forest Health Advisory System

Web resource shows status of forest pests on national lands

August 2016 Forest Health Advisory for the Apalachicola National Forest.
August 2016 Forest Health Advisory for the Apalachicola National Forest.

Do you want to know what pests are affecting the health of the trees on the national lands you visit or live near?

The Forest Health Advisory System developed by U.S. Forest Service Forest Health Protection highlights potential future activities of more than 40 major forest pests and pathogens across 1.2 billion acres of U.S. forestland.

Through a simple web interface, you can actually create an advisory on the national land you’re interested in, whether it’s a national forest, national park, U.S. Fish and Wildlife unit, or tribal land.

The advisory includes background information on the survey status of the land, information about the most prevalent pests, potential risks and threats, layered maps showing potential loss of trees due to pests, and possible management strategies in relation to specific threats. As an example, view the advisory created for the Apalachicola National Forest.

Also included on the web application are links to:

Access the Forest Health Advisory System.

For more information, email Frank Krist at fkrist@fs.fed.us.

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