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  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Nick Condos 916-654-0317

    Serves on the National Plant Board, oversees state pest detection and regulatory activities and coordinates survey activities between government agencies, public and private organizations. Coordinates the state's initial emergency response if an exotic pest is detected.
  • State Survey Coordinator

    Michael Pitcairn (916) 262-2049

    Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
  • State Plant Health Director

    Helene Wright (916) 930-5500

    Directs federal APHIS-PPQ pest detection and regulatory activities in cooperation with state officials, and coordinate the initial PPQ emergency response if an exotic pest is detected in the state.
  • Pest Survey Specialist

    Carol Kreger (909) 342-4045
    Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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Common Name Scientific Name Destinations
Black Fir Sawyer Monochamus urussovii Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Emerald Ash Borer Agrilus planipennis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European Hardwood Ambrosia Beetle Trypodendron domesticum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European Spruce Bark Beetle Ips typographus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Goldspotted Oak Borer Agrilus auroguttatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese Pine Sawyer Monochamus alternatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Large Pine Weevil Hylobius abietis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mediterranean Pine Engraver Orthotomicus erosus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Oak Ambrosia Beetle Platypus quercivorus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Oak Splendour Beetle Agrilus biguttatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine Shoot Beetle Tomicus destruens Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine Shoot Beetle Tomicus piniperda Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Redbay Ambrosia Beetle Xyleborus glabratus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sixtoothed Bark Beetle Ips sexdentatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sixtoothed Spruce Bark Beetle Pityogenes chalcographus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps