Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pine Beetle Information

This morning while eating breakfast I heard this little segment on the local NPR news station: "New Bark Beetle Website Tracks Insects Effects Over 15 Years."

This, as many new stories do, prompted me to go check out the new web site. It has maps, safety and management information. Of particular interest to those of us here in Colorado are the project information on beetle killed trees in
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests Pawnee National Grassland, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests & Thunder Basin National Grassland, White River National Forest.

While there is pine beetle problems out here in the Rocky Mountain west, they also have been having this problem up in Canada. They have a more developed site at the Mountain Pine Beetle Project Program home. It not only contains the basic information like the US Forest Service web site, but also contains links to research done by the Canadian government on the mountain pine beetle.

Still want more? Why not check out the library's agriculture or parks, forests, and wildlife refuges guides.

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