Pest Survey

The Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) program is involved in early detection of exotic pests that threaten Colorado's agriculture and environment. 
Activities include annual surveys for targeted pests, outreach, and education. Recent pests of concern include the emerald ash borer, Sirex wood-wasp, Asian longhorned beetle, potato cyst nematode, cereal leaf beetle, and others.

This program is a joint project with the United States Department of Agriculture Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), Colorado State University and other state and federal groups.

Please contact us for information concerning any of these or other exotic pests of concern or for any education or outreach needs.

Jeanne Ring

State Survey Coordinator


Emerald Ash Borer Preparedness Plan

Firewood and Camping Poster

Firewood and Pests Recommendations

2011 Firewood Best Management Practices

CDA Firewood Policy

2007 Firewood Ad

Colorado Emerald Ash Borer First Responder Manual

Contact CAPS Program

Jeanne Ring - State Survey Coordinator  

Phone: (303) 869-9076 Fax:

(303) 466-2860

Email: Email CAPS Program
Contact person for the following;
Exotic Pest surveys and data