Forest insects and diseases play an important role in the ecology of New Mexican forests. They help to recycle nutrients and naturally thin over crowded stands. However, there are occasions when they can become epidemic and threaten vast stretches of the landscape. In these instances land managers have tools to help mitigate the risks and the impacts of the disease agent. Please check back to this page for information related to specific insect, disease and invasive organisms as it is contributed to. If you have any questions please contact the New Mexico State Forestry, Forest Health Specialist at (505) 476-3351.

NM State Forestry Forest Health Bulletin:

Volume I, Issue 1 (PDF)

Volume II, Issue 1 (PDF)

2014 New Mexico Forest Health Conditions Report

2013 New Mexico Insect and Disease Conditions Report (pdf)

2012 New Mexico Insect and Disease Conditions Report (pdf)

2011 New Mexico Insect and Disease Conditions Report (pdf)

Bark Beetle Information Page (under construction)

Forest Insect Presentation from the 2012 WUI Summit in Ruidoso (PDF)

Special: Winter Damage Red Belt Information (PDF)

Forest Health Web-Based GIS:

Forest Health Portal

Forest Service links:

Annual Forest Health Report

USFS Forest Health Page

Forest Insect and Disease Leaflets

Forest Health Field Guide

Drought Link:

NM Drought Conditions


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