top of page

CFPC Objectives

  1. Coordinate the detection, reporting and compilation of pest damage.

  2. Evaluate pest conditions in California forests.

  3. Make recommendations on pest control to forest management and protection agencies and forest landowners.

  4. Review policy, legal and research aspects of forest pest management and submit recommendations to appropriate authorities.

  5. Foster education concerning forest pests and forest health.


The council serves as advisors to the CA State Board of Forestry for forest health protection matters and is a participating member of the Western Forest Pest Committee of the Western Forestry and Conservation Association.

CFPC Mission

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

CFPC Profile

The California Forest Pest Council (CFPC) was founded in 1951.  It is comprised of private and public forest managers, entomologists, pathologists, and others interested in the protection of California’s forests from damage caused by animals, insects, pathogens, weeds, and abiotic conditions.


Donations help support CFPC efforts to provide education and outreach on forest health issues to professionals and the public. Join forest managers, entomologists, pathologists and many others in the protection of our forests from damage caused by various animals, insects, pathogens and weeds.


To make a tax-deductible donation, contact Stephen Jones, CFPC treasurer, at or 612 Martha Way; Roseville, CA 95678.

The CFPC is a 501(c)3 non-profit, public benefit corporation. Tax-ID 94-3248514. CFPC By Laws.

bottom of page