North Central Forest Pest Workshop with USA & Canada image map

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 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


The 67th annual NCFPW will be held September 24 - 27, 2018 at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba!  


See the agenda for details.  Highlights of this conference include:

  • Mountain Pine Beetle TRIA-Net
  • Climate Change and Forest Health
  • Elm Resistance to Dutch Elm Disease
  • Update in Oak Wilt Management
  • Drones in Forestry
  • Field tour of the City of Winnipeg urban forestry program including Dutch elm disease and emerald ash borer management.


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A block of rooms is being held at the Fort Garry Hotel under the group name, North Central Forest Pest Workshop. The block will be held until August 24th at the price of ~$169 Canadian.  After Aug 24th we can’t guarantee availability or price.  Contact the hotel at (204) 942-8251


Poster Session:

If you want to display a poster at the workshop, contact


Student Presentations:

We encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity to present your results to an interested audience of future colleagues.  Presentations should be 10-20 minutes long.  Contact if you are interested in having your presentation added to the agenda.


We look forward to seeing you in Winnipeg!


History of Past North Central Forest Pest Workshops:

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

2000 - Rhinelander, Wisconsin

2001 - Big Bay, Michigan
2002 - Potosi, Missouri
2003 - Cloquet, Minnesota
2004 - Niagara Falls, Ontario
2005 - LaCrosse, Wisconsin

2006 - Pellston, Michigan
2007 - Shoreview, Minnesota
2008 - Indianapolis, Indiana
2009- Winnipeg, Manitoba
2010- Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

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

2014- Chariton, Iowa
2015- Keshena, Wisconsin
2016- Gaylord, Michigan
2017 - Rolla, Missouri

2018 - Winnipeg, Manitoba



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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