Forest Health Management
The Forest Health Management component of FHP in the Northeastern Area, together with State, Federal and other partners, aims to protect and improve the health of the forest in both the rural and urban landscape. The goal is to minimize impacts from native insects and diseases and also pests that are arriving from other places around the world.
Cooperative Prevention and Suppression Projects are provided with federal cost share and technical assistance to protect private, state and federal lands from the impacts of insect and disease agents. An example of this is the gypsy moth.
A core team of skilled entomologists and pathologists work with the State forestry and agricultural departments to provide technical insect and disease management advice. Financial assistance is also provided to state partners.
The entomologists and pathologists also provide direct management assistance to Federal forest land managers on National Forests and lands administered by the Department of Defense, Department of Interior, and Tribal governments in the form of site visits, biological evaluations, and training. FHP staff directory
The impacts of non-native exotic pests are minimized through activities that increase our understanding of risk, distribution, and available management tools. Exotic Forest Pest Information System for North America (EXFOR)
The Northeastern Area role in Forest Health Management is closely related to the role in Survey and Technical Assistance