EAB: What We’re Doing
Since the initial detection of EAB in the state, the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) has worked with partner groups on the Colorado Emerald Ash Borer Response Team to take various actions to manage the spread of EAB in Colorado.
The Colorado EAB Response Team is comprised of members from the following agencies/organizations:
- Boulder County
- City of Boulder
- Colorado Department of Agriculture
- Colorado State Forest Service
- Colorado State University Extension
- Colorado Tree Coalition
- Green Industries of Colorado
- University of Colorado
- USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
EAB Response Team Management Actions
- Establishing a quarantine for Boulder County and surrounding areas (the quarantine was repealed effective Dec. 30, 2019)
- Conducting outreach efforts
- Hosting EAB identification and branch-peeling workshops
- Assisting communities with tree inventories to assess the ash tree population
- Introducing biocontrol measures that target and kill EAB larvae
- Implementing detection actions to try and locate EAB outside of Boulder
This project is preparing small and mid-sized communities along the Front Range for the emerald ash borer.
CSFS Early Detection Efforts
Learn more about EAB early dectection in words, images and maps by viewing the interactive story map below.