Pine Beetle Information

Red Trees from Mountain Pine Beetle

Mountain Pine Beetles are killing trees at epidemic levels and will be affecting the landscape for years to come. Trees can fall at any time. When visiting the forest, do not park, camp, or picnic under dead trees. The ARP’s response to the beetle infestation includes timber harvesting, spraying high-value trees, firewood sales and prescribed fires. We work to reduce the potential of wildfire in our communities, while keeping the public and firefighters safe, increasing forest diversity, and keeping recreation areas open to the public as long as it is safe to do so.

Many activities are taking place on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests to address the current epidemic. Information on these are listed below, as well as additional resources for information on the mountain pine beetle. Please note that some recreational activities may be affected, including delayed openings of campgrounds, campground and trail closures, and safety concerns. When recreating in the Forest please use caution around hazardous trees.

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland District-Specific Information

Sulphur Ranger District

Additional Information