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Saturday, February 1, 2014
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2013 Forest health Aerial Survey Results

The mountain pine beetle affected area in Colorado expanded by 8,000 acres compared to an increase of 31,000 acres in 2012. In southern Colorado’s Forests, the spruce beetle epidemic continued to expand, impacting many thousands of acres.



Beetle kill forests' uncertain future after the epidemic

Contributed by Carol Dollard

What happens to the beetle kill forests now? RMNP will allow the forests to regenerate without human intervention, with the exception of ‘hazard’ trees. The Forest Service, along with Colorado State University, however, plans to cut and remove beetle kill trees to fuel a bioenergy program, utilizing a resource not usually worth the expense to harvest.

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Ryan Maye Handy


Do Bark Beetles Freeze?

Contributed by Paul Patterson

Owing to his current work on the chemical ecology and interactions between plants and insects, including bark beetles, and the role of climate change in relation to these interactions, Research Entomologist Justin Runyon, Bozeman, recently provided comments to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

Read full article written by Laura Lundquist


Before the U.S. Supreme Court

Contributed by Marilynn Bunch

New policies of keeping everything off of the forest and not managing our timber is not only devastating our forests, but our economy.  

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