The Survey and Technical Assistance component of FHP in the Northeastern Area includes a network of surveys detect forest health conditions and provision of technical information in the form of publications and other resource materials.
Each year the individual field offices conduct aerial surveys of federal lands to detect areas of significant insect and disease damage. Other pest surveys are conducted as appropriate for specific pests.
Forest Health Protection provides technical assistance to all land managers through the development of publications and other resource materials.
The Northeastern Area role in Survey and Technical Assistance is closely related to the role in Forest Health Management.