Programs & Services

Forest Health

FOREST HEALTH PROGRAM

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Forest insects, pathogens, and diseases play important roles in the ecology of New Mexico’s forests. The disturbances they create help to recycle nutrients and thin overly dense stands. However, there are occasions when endemic insect and pathogen populations switch to an epidemic phase that can threaten entire forested landscapes. The State’s Forest Health Program provides technical and monetary assistance to help mitigate the risks and impacts of forest pests.

Concerned about the health of your trees?

Contact Forest Health Program Manager John Formby at john.formby@state.nm.us for more information.

Forest Health Reports:

2020 New Mexico Forest Health Conditions Report

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2020 Forest Health Conditions Story Map

Archive

2019 New Mexico Forest Health Conditions Report

2018 New Mexico Forest Health Conditions Report

2017 New Mexico Forest Health Conditions Report

2016 New Mexico Forest Health Conditions Report

2015 New Mexico Forest Health Conditions Report

2014 New Mexico Forest Health Conditions Report

2013 New Mexico Forest Health Conditions Report

2012 New Mexico Forest Health Conditions Report

2011 New Mexico Forest Health Conditions Report

Additional Resources:

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Bark Beetle Information

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FHI Program Overview

Forest Health Web-Based GIS:

Use Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari web browsers to access dashboards.

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New Mexico Forest Health Dashboard (2020)

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New Mexico Forest Health Dashboard (2019)

Forest Health News

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2020 Forest Health Conditions Story Map

Multi-agency Collaboration Assesses Two Defoliator Outbreaks in NM

Helpful Links

USDA Forest Service

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Southwestern Region Forest Health Reports

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USFS Forest and Grassland Health Page

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USFS Forest Health Page

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Forest Insect and Disease Leaflets

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Forest Health Field Guide

NM Drought Monitor

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*NM Drought Conditions

Forest Service LogoFunding for this program is provided by the USDA Forest Service. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.