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Bark Beetle Management

Forests Ravaged by Bark Beetles

The Forest Service is working on a hazard tree removal strategy prioritizing high-use recreation areas such as campgrounds, roads, and National Forest Service lands adjacent to vulnerable public infrastructure such as power lines and near communities.

 

Features

 Much of the water infrastructure (reservoirs, ditches, pipelines) critical to the delivery of this water to rural and urban populations is also located on National Forest Service lands. Changes to watershed processes will occur as a result of the bark beetle epidemic. Affected landscapes will be managed to reduce the risks of potential negative impacts on the watershed.

Mountain Pine Beetle - Impacts to watersheds briefing paper



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