Bark Beetle Technical Working Group

color drawing of a bark beetleThe mission of the Bark Beetle Technical Working Group (BBTWG) is to foster communication, coordination, and professional interactions among forest health specialists, research scientists, taxonomists, and others working to address bark and wood boring beetle-related issues in North America.

The goals of the BBTWG are to:

  • Increase the overall responsiveness, delivery, and impact of management actions, technology development, and research implemented to address bark and wood boring beetle-related issues and concerns
  • Increase communication and coordination among practitioners and researchers
  • Increase awareness and sharing of novel observations, ideas, and research results
  • Promote the relevance and impact of our work to leadership, partners, and stakeholders

The BBTWG meets annually to provide a forum to address these goals, and to identify, develop, and review proposed management actions, technology development, and research for the coming year.

Darren Blackford, USDA-FS Forest Health Protection R4, was the organizer for the 2015 meeting.  Robbie Flowers, USDA-FS Forest Health Protection R6, maintains this website.  Please advise as to updates, corrections, or additions. 

 

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2015 Meeting Held in Ogden, UT

The 2015 BBTWG meeting was held in Ogden, UT on October 20th and 21st, concurrent with the annual Western North America Defoliator Working Group meeting.  View the 2015 meeting agenda or the meeting notes and reports below.

 

Meeting Notes and Reports

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

Additional Resources