Contact Information

Department of Agriculture
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Economic Fact Sheet
Cooperative Extension Service
  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Dawn Rafferty (775) 353-3669

    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

    Jeff Knight (775) 688-1182

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

    Robert King (801) 975-3310

    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

    Dawn Holzer (435) 797-2662
    Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.

Related Pages


CAPS 2014 Survey Targets   
Common Name Scientific Name Destinations
Alder Root and Collar Rot Phytophthora alni Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Ash Dieback Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Bacterial Wilt; Southern Bacterial Wilt Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European Spruce Bark Beetle Ips typographus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese Pine Sawyer Monochamus alternatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mal del cipres; Cypress Mortality Phytophthora austrocedrae Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mediterranean Pine Engraver Orthotomicus erosus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine Shoot Beetle Tomicus piniperda Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Redhaired Pine Bark Beetle Hylurgus ligniperda Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Scots Pine Blister Rust Cronartium flaccidum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sixtoothed Bark Beetle Ips sexdentatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps