Many foresters consider the forests of northeast Washington to be unhealthy. Periods of low precipitation and densely crowded forests have created tremendous competition among trees for survival, making them more susceptible to key forest pests and wildfire. WSU Extension delivers information and programs to landowners, helping them make management decisions that will improve the health of their forests.
Department of Natural Resources Forest Health - http://www.dnr.wa.gov/ResearchScience/Topics/ForestHealthEcology/Pages/rp_foresthealth.aspx
Forest Service Forest Health Protection - http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/nr/fid/index.shtml