Bark Beetle Technical Working Group

color drawing of a bark beetleThe purpose of the Bark Beetle Technical Working Group (BBTWG) is to provide a means to address issues associated with bark beetle biology, ecology, and management. The BBTWG usually meets on an annual basis and is composed of professional forest pest entomologist, research scientists, and other forest health or resource management specialists representing federal, state, and provincial governments, universities, and private interests. See more information about this group. 

Specifically, the BBTWG provides a forum to:

  • Discuss current bark beetle conditions in North America.
  • Identify and discuss issues and concerns related to bark beetle ecology and management.
  • Address short- and long-term research, technology development, and management needs for bark beetles.
  • Communicate issues, concerns, recommendations, priorities and needs to appropriate entities.

Beth Willhite, USDA-FS Forest Health Protection R6 was the program chair for the 2014 meetings.  Robbie Flowers, USDA-FS Forest Health Protection R6 maintains this website.  Please advise as to updates, corrections, or additions. 


color drawing of a bark beetle

2014 Meeting in Ft. Collins

The 2014 meeting of the BBTWG was held in Ft. Collins, CO on November 5-6 concurrent with the Western North America Defoliator Working Group meeting.  See the meeting agenda, meeting notes will be posted here when complete. 


BBTWG Meeting Notes and Reports

Note: Some files are large and may take additional time to download. 

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