The Forest Pest Management Program assists landowners and professional resource managers in identifying and managing forest insects and diseases. We also work to prevent and control non-native, invasive insects and diseases that threaten Montana forests.
Learn to IDENTIFY and MANAGE common forest insects and diseases.
USDA Forest Service Forest Insect and Disease Leaflets offer in-depth information on nearly any insect or disease you might encounter.
Specific questions about your forested property? Contact the local service forester.
Yard or ornamental tree questions? Contact an arborist or your local MSU Extension Agent.
Forest Pest Management Program offers a variety of trainings and workshops tailored to an audience’s particular needs. Recent events have been hosted by: We also provide professional workshops for foresters, arborists, pesticide applicators, etc.
Interested in a training or presentation? Contact your local service forester to set up an event.

Additional Resources

Western Bark Beetle Initiative grants support thinning projects on non-federal public lands and are intended to make forests more resilient to bark beetle outbreaks. Recent projects include:
  • City of Helena Conservation Lands
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  • State of Montana Trust Lands


Program Manager:

Amy Gannon