Detecting Forest Insect Pests in Canada
- Howse, Gordon M.
Canadian Forestry Service
The Forest Insect and Disease Survey is an operational unit within the Canadian Forestry Service charged with the responsibility of detecting and evaluating forest pest outbreaks on a nationwide basis throughout Canada. In 1956, Blair M. McGugan, who at the time was the Survey Coordinator attached to Divisional Headquarters at Ottawa, presented an excellent paper in describing the origin and development of the Canadian Forest Insect Survey at the Tenth International Congress of Entomology in Montreal. The intent of this article is to review McGugan's paper briefly, to describe the present capability of detecting forest insect pests in Canada, and finally, to offer a few comments about the future.
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