Forest health and adaptation resources

Publications and other resources related to the management of forest health and adaptation in Alberta.

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Forest health and adaptation

Annual Report

The Alberta government publishes an annual snapshot of programs related to the management of forest health and adaptation in the province's forests.

See: Annual Reports: Forest Health and Adaptation in Alberta

The annual report includes:

  • Details on work to detect, monitor, assess and manage insect and disease attacks – such as mountain pine beetle and forest tent caterpillars – that damage the health of our forests.
  • Overviews of programs in place to address notable tree diseases in the province, and summaries of research underway to produce well adapted trees.
  • Summaries of seed research, seed collection, plant propagation and genetic trials carried out by the Alberta Tree Improvement and Seed Centre (ATISC).


The Bugs and Diseases newsletter informs forest industry and other forestry-related personnel about current forest health issues.

The newsletter is published 3 times a year in April, August and December. To subscribe, email: [email protected].

Educational materials

The following forest health-related materials are available for use by students and educators.

Policies and procedures

View forestry policy directives and standard operating procedures used to manage forest pests and diseases in Alberta.

Survey manuals and data

View forest health aerial and field survey manuals and standards, and learn how you can access our forest health survey data through our data sharing agreement.

Fact sheets

Check out the resources below for more information on forest health issues in Alberta.

Invasive plants

The Alberta Invasive Species Council offers many different resources for learning more about invasive plants in our province. See also: