Our Mission

The California Forest Pest Council (CFPC) aims to foster education concerning forest pests and forest health, and advises the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection on forest health protection.

Sudden Oak Death

For in depth information about Sudden Oak Death visit the California Oak Mortality Task Force (COMTF) web site.

COMTF focuses on the plant pathogen Phytophthora ramorum, which can have devastating effects in the wildlands it inhabits and has had substantial impacts on the nursery industry internationally.

Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB)

For more in depth information please click on the link: Goldspotted oak borer (GSOB) Information

Local home owners: UC IPM Online

Meetings and Events

The California Forest Pest Council has annual meetings every fall for CFPC members, forest managers, forest pest specialists, policy makers and analysts, government agencies and anyone interested in forest health.

The CFPC posts registration information as well as notes and presentations from past meetings on this web site.

Annual Meeting & Reports:

Events & Field Tours:



We are also very excited to present Kudoboard. This is a website that allows people to leave messages about a specific topic or event. We have created a board for the California Forest Pest Council. We would really appreciate it if you could click the link below and leave a short comment or message on “What does the California Forest Pest Council mean to you”. Your a valuable member of the CFPC and we would love to know what the CFPC means to you. https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/ABJkTiLT

We are also looking for any newspaper clippings, articles, pictures of the CFPC, etc. that you may have and would like to share. We would like to have these items to catalog the almost 70 year history of the CPFC. If you have anything you would like to share please send them to kim.corella@fire.ca.gov. Thank you for contributing anything you have.


Ask  a Tree Health/Pest Specialist:

For expert advice on what is affecting your forest trees, go to Ask A Tree Health/Pest Specialist 

You can also fill out the Forest Pest Detection Report (PDF) and send it into your local Cal Fire or US Forest Service Forest Health Specialist. The information will be added to the CA Insect and Disease Atlas (CAIDA) website.


Forest Pest Conditions Reports:

The California Forest Pest Conditions Report are an important part of California history regarding forest insects and diseases that have impacted the forests of the state in past years.  Many of the older copies existed as one bound copy in a library. Recently we have had these copies scanned and are now available via the web for viewing and enjoyment.

To view a past and current conditions report please click here, Forest Pest Conditions Report .

Press Releases:

To view the current press release describing newsworthy events occurring in California that impact the urban and wildland forests, Click Here



To sign up to receive the CFPC E-Newsletter for the latest trends, emerging issues and updates occurring in the California Forest Pest Council and the Task Forces, Click Here

To view current and past Newsletters click here
As of February, 2013 a 15% overhead rate will be applied to grants accepted by the CFPC