Forest Health

Photo of a bark beetle on a tree

 

Mountain pine beetles are killing trees at epidemic levels and will affect the landscape for years to come. On the Shoshone, spruce bark beetles, Douglas fir beetles, and mountain pine beetles are present. The Shoshone's response to the beetle infestation includes timber harvesting, spraying high-value trees, firewood sales, and controlled burns. We work to reduce the potential for wildfire in our communities, while keeping the public and firefighters safe, and keeping recreation areas open to the public as long as it is safe to do so.