North Central Forest Pest Workshop with USA & Canada image map

The 66th annual North Central Forest Pest Workshop will be held on September 18 - 21, 2017 in Rolla, Missouri. This year's theme is "Living on the edge: Forest health in a changing world." A draft agenda is now available. Information regarding registration will be forthcoming.

The North Central Forest Pest Workshop (NCFPW) is an annual gathering of persons interested in forest health issues facing the North Central portion of North America. This region generally encompasses Manitoba and Ontario, Canada; and Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin, USA. The NCFPW attracts plant pathologists, forest entomologists, foresters, researchers, students, and more.

To facilitate thorough exchange of forest pest knowledge, the workshop alternates its location among participating host States and Provinces. Local forest health specialists form an organizing committee and develop an agenda that usually includes a day and a half of indoor presentations and a full-day field trip. Other activities have included a fungal foray, poster session, slide contest, fun run and/or ice cream social (depending on the health consciousness of the organizing committee), banquet and lots of interesting informal discussions.

History of Workshops:

1993 - Rochester, Minnesota
1994 - Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
1995 - Green Bay Wisconsin
1996 - Pellston, Michigan
1997 - Grand Rapids, Minnesota
1998 - Dubuque, IA
1999 - Winnipeg, MB

2000 - Rhinelander, WI

2006 - Pellston, MI
2007 - Shoreview, MN
2008 - Indianapolis, IN
2009- Winnipeg, Manitoba
2010- Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

2011- Hartland, Michigan
2012- Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
2013- Frontenac, Minnesota

2001 - Big Bay, Big Bay, MI 2014- Chariton, Iowa
2002 - Potosi, MO 2015- Keshena, Wisconsin
2003 - Cloquet, MN 2016- Gaylord, Michigan
2004 - Niagara Falls, ON 2017 - Rolla, Missouri
2005 - LaCrosse, WI  


Constitution and By-laws of NCFPW (adopted in 2006)

List of current officers/board of representatives

Full list of past CIFIDC/NCFPW meeting locations

Notes from first CIFIDC Meeting (1953) This is a very interesting historical document. 36 pages.

If you have questions about the NCFPW or want to be included on the mailing list, please contact Andrea Diss-Torrance at 

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