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U.S. Forest Service

1400 Independence Avenue SW

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia,20227

United States

Company Description

The USDA Forest Service is the agency responsible for overseeing the use of Smokey Bear in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the Advertising Council. The USDA Forest Service manages 193 million acres of national forests and grass...more

Background Information

Employment History

Director of Forest Health Protection Program, Supported

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Position, Private Industry

Crown Zellerbach Corporation


American Forests

Science Advisory Board Member


bachelor's degree

University of New Hampshire


forest genetics

Oregon State University

master's degree

University of California , Berkeley

Web References(24 Total References)

| Asia Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network

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Robert Mangold
Director, Forest Health Protection

Board of Directors | Western Forestry Leadership Coalition

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Rob Mangold
333 SW 1st Avenue PO Box 3890 Portland, OR 97208-3890 Phone: 503-808-2100 Fax: 503-808-2130


But all is not lost - at least according to Rob Mangold, director of forest health protection for the US Forest Service.
In an exclusive interview he insisted that the forests could recover, but said they did need to be managed very differently. "Forests are resilient. An area might be bare, but the trees will come again. But it is a big impact and we have a big mountain pine epidemic in the West, especially Montana, Wyoming and Colorado," he said. Last year alone, the mountain pine beetle killed six million acres of forest, but still Mr Mangold has hope. He insisted: "We have to manage the forest better - making sure there is the right mix of ages and species - not just all one type, one age. And the social licence for managing forests is there now, the best for 15 years. "Only 10 years ago, people were saying how 'you can't cut the trees down, we must preserve the forest'. Now they want us in to manage it." As for the two exotic invaders - the EAB and the Asian long-horn beetle: "We don't want 'em, but we got 'em," said Mr Mangold. Already, the ALB has been eradicated from Chicago and big efforts to control it continue in New York. But Worcester, Massachusetts, remains a problem; 22,000 trees have had to be cut down. Mr Mangold said: "The city is very forested, really close to the maple forests of Central New England. "The implications are a concern to us," Mr Mangold said. Mr Mangold admitted: "We're probably going to have to learn to live with this thing."

American Forests – Science Advisory Board | American Forests

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Dr. Robert D. Mangold
U.S. Forest Service, Washington, DC. Dr. Robert D. Mangold Dr. Robert D. Mangold has been director of Forest Health Protection for the U.S. Forest Service in Washington, D.C., since 2000. Prior to that, he served as the acting deputy director of the Forest Health Protection staff in State and Private Forestry and as the National Forest Health Monitoring program manager. He also worked on the Cooperative Forestry staff in Washington as the national nurseries and tree improvement manager. Dr. Mangold began his career with the Forest Service in 1988 at Umpqua National Forest in Oregon, where he worked as a geneticist at the Dorena Tree Improvement Center. He also worked in private industry for six years as a tree breeder with Crown Zellerbach Corporation. Dr. Mangold received a bachelor's degree from the University of New Hampshire, a master's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a doctorate in forest genetics from Oregon State University.

Tom Savoca, Author at Home Improvement

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"Michigan has one of the the worst infestations," said Robert Mangold, the associate deputy chief of research and development for the Forest Service.
It is so bad in fact, the agency stopped surveying the Michigan area this year for the Ash Borer beetle. "Every county in Michigan now seems to be infected with this invasive beetle," Mangold said. Mangold said that pesticide injections will save individual trees, but it's not a realistic ash borer treatment for vast forests. "It is beyond eradication for most areas, especially the Great Lake states," he says. "We are working on biologically controlling these insects and some management techniques tree farmers can use, we are however, concerned about our ash population. "We are trying to manage these pests but they just continue to spread," Mangold said. The ash borer beetle spreads mostly by flying. However, the Great Lakes are particularly vulnerable because the beetles often hide in wood packaging materials used to stabilize cargo. There are regulations in place requiring the use of pesticides to kill these invasive bugs, but they are not infallible, according to Mangold. "There is so much cargo coming in that things get through sometimes," he said. The beetle spreads through firewood and by traveling long distances in trees that have been purchased from nurseries in infected areas. There is however, some good news for the Great Lakes region. Even though the destructive ash borer population is rising, other insects like the Gypsy moth are decreasing rapidly. Mangold says this is due in part to the Forest Service's Slow the Spread program. Decreases in some destructive insect populations are expected over the next few years.

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