Forest Pest Control

Program Summary The Forest Pest Control Program will prevent unnatural levels of tree mortality. Tree mortality and decay caused by natural or nonnative invasive forest pests reduces a forest’s ability to successfully sequester carbon, resulting in greenhouse emissions from decomposition of dead trees and increasing wildfire risk. Preventing unnatural levels of tree mortality will help forests continue to sequester atmospheric CO2, reduce emissions from decomposing trees, and prevent further spread of insect or disease to healthy trees.
Administering Agency Agency
First funding year 2015
Investment Area Natural Resources and Waste Diversion
Eligible Projects Eligible projects include thinning of infected trees, reforestation of infected forests, programs to prevent the spread of pests, and utilization of removed trees for wood products.