About Winnipeg Forest Watch

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Winnipeg Forest Watch is a citizen science surveillance program focused on monitoring and raising awareness for invasive pests, such as Dutch elm disease (DED),  emerald ash borer (EAB), and cottony ash psyllid (CAP).

Forest Watch volunteers learn to identify at-risk trees and survey them for invasive insects or disease. The information gathered by volunteers is then compiled and given to the City of Winnipeg to aid in forest management plans.