National Firewood Task Force formed to stem the spread of pests through firewood

State and federal agencies have come together to form the National Firewood Task Force (NFTF), which will collect stakeholder ideas regarding the best comprehensive strategy for addressing firewood as a pest pathway and develop recommendations on next steps. The NFTF will focus its work on three primary areas of action: regulatory, voluntary and outreach. The Task Force includes members from the APHIS, the Forest Service, National Park Service, each National Plant Board region and each NASF regional organization. Submit comments or questions to firewood@aphis.usda.gov.