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Iowa Forest Health

Cooperative monitoring efforts between Iowa DNR, Iowa State University, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), USDA Forest Service (USFS), USDA Plant Protection Quarantine (PPQ), municipal foresters, and private land owners encourages efficient monitoring of forest health threats. In addition, cooperation fosters improved communications to professionals and others about Iowa's forest resource management issues.

Contact Information

Tivon Feeley
Forest Health Forester

Forest Health Reports

Iowa DNR foresters conduct surveys and evaluations and monitor forest insects, forest diseases, invasive plants, and forest management practices. This is done to determine the status, changes, and trends in forest health conditions. 

Foresters use the data from ground surveys, aerial surveys, and other sources to develop comprehensive management approaches to address forest health issues that affect the sustainability of Iowa’s forest ecosystems. 

The findings are compiled on a yearly basis into forest health reports:

Forest Health Report 2019
Forest Health Report 2018
Forest Health Report 2017
Forest Health Report 2016
Forest Health Report 2015
Forest Health Report 2014
Forest Health Report 2013
Forest Health Report 2012
Forest Health Report 2011