SBW Task Force 2023 Update
In late 2021, the Maine Spruce Budworm Task Force held a workshop to revisit and provide progress reports on recommendations that were made in the 2016 SBW Task Force Report. Each of the seven task teams, representing different areas of research and expertise, were asked to provide updates on their work as well as prioritize future needs regarding the potential for a spruce budworm outbreak. This updated executive summary provides a number of links for those interested in newly published research related to spruce budworm, media stories and educational materials, mapping tools, and more. The new executive summary can be viewed or downloaded below.
In March 2016 the Maine Spruce Budworm Task Force released Coming Spruce Budworm Outbreak: Initial Risk Assessment and Preparation & Response Recommendations for Maine’s Forest Community.This report includes an initial risk assessment of the coming SBW outbreak, and provides key recommendations for how Maine’s forestry community can begin preparing for and responding to the coming outbreak.
- Full Report (web version) (pdf) 10.4mb
- Full Report (print version) (pdf) 33mb
- 2016 Executive Summary(pdf) 4.9mb
- Brochure (pdf) 4mb
- News Release: Gov. LePage, Budworm Task Force to release risk assessment and response plan (pdf) 81k