This Scots pine blister rust (caused by Cronartium pini) recovery plan is one of several plant disease-specific documents produced as part of the National Plant Disease Recovery System (NPDRS) requested by the Homeland Security Presidential Directive Number 9 (HSPD-9). The purpose of the NPDRS is to ensure that the tools, infrastructure, communication networks, and capacity required for mitigating impacts of high-consequence, plant-disease outbreaks are implemented so that a reasonable level of crop production is maintained. This recovery plan is intended to provide a brief summary of the disease, assess the status of critical recovery components, and identify disease management research, extension, and education needs. These documents are not intended to serve as stand-alone documents that address all of the many and varied aspects of plant disease outbreaks, all of the critical decisions that must be determined, or all of the actions needed to achieve effective response and recovery. These plans are, however, documents that will help the USDA to guide further efforts directed toward plant disease recovery.