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Friday, April 3, 2015
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Bark Beetles Are Decimating Our Forests. 

That Might Actually Be a Good Thing.

contributed by
Terry Shetler, private forest landowner

"They gobble up trees and send politicians into a frenzy. But do the bugs know more about climate change than we do?"

—By , MotherJones.com

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The Beetles are Coming

cotributed by
Karl Airey, Alberta Canada

 "It was like a rainstorm, but thicker, and it was 
crossing east over the Rocky Mountains. It looked a little like insect swarms, except 
insects had never been seen at such high altitudes before. Farmers on the eastern slope 
of the Rockies described huge clouds of insects. They could hear them pinging off their 
steel roofs. The swarms were so dense they gummed up the windshield wipers on the farmers' vehicles.

This was this first attack of the Mountain Pine Beetle east of the Rocky Mountains..."

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Wildfire Mitigation

There are a number of ways to mitigate the damage caused by wildfire:

You may not want to wait to the last minute as this mother did to take the steps needed to protect your family: Fast Thinking

It might be more prudent to do a little active forest management: Help your neighborhood survive

The Colorado State Forest Service can help with how to information: Creating Defensible Space Be FireWise

Read what a Tree Farmer who thought she was prepared for fire learned when a wildfire appeared in the middle of the night: Surviving Wildfire


80,000 Year Old Aspen Clone

contributed by
Kurt Robins
Fishlake National Forest

The Pando Clone is an aspen stand encompassing approximately 106 acres on the Fishlake National Forest. This clone (based on DNA testing) is thought to be the largest organism in the world. 

What's in your woods?

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