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.

Brytten Steed, USDA-FS Forest Health Protection R1, and Amy Gannon, Montana Dept. of Natural Resources and Conservation, were the organizers for the 2016 meeting.  Robbie Flowers, USDA-FS Forest Health Protection R6, maintains this website and the BBTWG email list.  Please advise as to updates, corrections, or additions. 

 

color drawing of a bark beetle

2017 Meeting to be Held in Flagstaff, AZ

The 2017 BBTWG meeting will be held in Flagstaff, AZ on October 25-26th concurrent with the annual Western North America Defoliator Working Group meeting.  For additional meeting information, contact Monica Gaylord, USDA-FS Forest Health Protection, R3.  View previous meeting notes and reports below.

 

Meeting Notes and Reports

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

Additional Resources