The Oak Wilt Information Partnership is a collaborative project between the Texas A&M Forest Service and the Forest Health Protection branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service.
The goals of the Oak Wilt Information Partnership are:
- To deliver oak wilt educational materials to the general public;
- Facilitate communication among private and public stakeholders who have a vested interest in oak wilt; and
- Provide a venue for sharing information about oak wilt identification, management, and research.
The Texas A&M Forest Service was created in 1915 as an integral part of The Texas A&M University System. Its mission is to provide statewide leadership and professional assistance to assure that the state’s forest, tree, and related natural resources are wisely used, nurtured, protected, and perpetuated for the benefit of all.
Since its beginnings over a half-century ago, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Forest Health Protection (FHP) program has built an organization of specialists trained to provide technical assistance on forest health-related matters. The mission of FHP is to protect and improve the health of America’s forests.