The Forest Health program for Arizona State Forestry (AZSF) provides staff, professional foresters, private landowners, and other stakeholders information, education, technical assistance, and integrated management strategies to prevent insect and disease outbreaks, and achieve healthy forest and woodland stand conditions.
The AZSF Forest Health Program is a cooperative forestry program funded by the USDA Forest Service (via State & Private Forestry) to assist state and private forest and woodland landowners.
AZSF conducts surveys, evaluations, and monitors forest and woodland insects and diseases on state and private lands. We provide advice and support for forest and woodland management projects to prevent and suppress native insect and disease outbreaks. We also focus on implementing measures to prevent, retard or suppress damaging and non-native invasive insects, diseases and plants. The Forest Health program is also involved in local community outreach and education programs.
Annually, we conduct statewide aerial detection survey flights in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection program to provide land managers and the public with information about landscape level forest and woodland health conditions.
Arizona State Forest Health programs are supported 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.)"
The Forest Health Program is supported by USDA Forest Service funding.
AZSF complies with USDA Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination requirements