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Forest Pest Management Program

The Forest Pest Management program works with State and private landowners to manage forest insects and diseases on their property.

Bullet Identify forest insects and diseases
Bullet Forest pest surveillance
Bullet Workshops and presentations
Bullet Grants for forest health projects
Bullet Verbenone, MCH, and Pheromones
Bullet Montana Forest Insect and Disease Conditions
    Full conditions report--2013
    Montana Forest Health Highlights--2012
    Full conditions reports--prior to 2013
Bullet Aerial Detection Survey: 2012 and prior years
    GIS data
Mature White Bark Pine killed by Mountain Pine Beetle
Mature whitebark pine killed by mountain pine beetle
DNRC Photo

Common Forest Insects in Montana

Douglas-fir Beetle Fir Engraver Spruce Beetle
Douglas-fir Tussock Moth Mountain Pine Beetle Western Pine Beetle
Engraver Beetles (Ips species) Red Turpentine Beetle Western Spruce Budworm


Dept. of Natural Resources & Conservation
1625 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074
Fax: (406) 444-2684