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:
Forest Insect Presentation from the 2012 WUI Summit in Ruidoso (PDF)
Special: Winter Damage Red Belt Information (PDF)
Forest Health Web-Based GIS:
Forest Service links: