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.


Cancellation of NCFPW 2020

Due to COVID virus concerns and current travel restrictions for many potential attendees, the Minnesota organizing committee and NCFPW Board have cancelled the annual NCFPW meeting this fall. In order to take advantage of the great speakers, field trips and networking opportunities that an in-person NCFPW in Minnesota would provide, NCFPW 2021 will be held in Minnesota.

In lieu of an in-person meeting, the group is currently looking into hosting a short webinar for discussion of state updates and accomplishments.



History of Past North Central Forest Pest Workshops

Year Location More Information
1993 Rochester, Minnesota -
1994 Sault Ste Marie, Ontario -
1995 Green Bay, Wisconsin -
1996 Pellston, Michigan -
1997 Grand Rapids, Minnesota -
1998 Dubuque, Iowa website
1999 Winnipeg, Manitoba website
2000 Rhinelander, Wisconsin website
2001 Big Bay, Michigan website
2002 Potosi, Missouri website
2003 Cloquet, Minnesota website
2004 Niagara Falls, Ontario website
2005 LaCrosse, Wisconsin website
2006 Pellston, Michigan website
2007 Shoreview, Minnesota Meeting details
2008 Indianapolis, Indiana Meeting details
2009 Winnipeg, Manitoba Meeting details
2010 Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin Meeting details
2011 Hartland, Michigan Meeting details
2012 Sault Ste Marie, Ontario Meeting details
2013 Frontenac, Minnesota Meeting details
2014 Chariton, Iowa Meeting details
2015 Keshena, Wisconsin Meeting details
2016 Gaylord, Michigan Meeting details
2017 Rolla, Missouri Meeting details
2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba Meeting details
2019 Lisle, Illinois Meeting details


About the NCFPW

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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