|The mountain pine beetle poses a significant
threat to the lodgepole pine forests of British Columbia. In an effort to deter this
threat, the Ministry of Forests developed an aggressive control program designed to
consider and protect all forest resource values.
This program has been successful in reducing losses to mountain pine beetle and in protecting a variety of resource values dependent upon lodgepole pine forests. Together with other forest health activities, this work is helping to ensure the sustainability of the resource.
All of the stakeholders, from government forest managers, to industrial timber managers, hunters, trappers, range managers, recreation groups, wildlife biologists, watershed managers and local business managers, considered the mountain pine beetle to be an unacceptable threat to forest management in British Columbia.
For more information, contact:
Other online Ministry of Forests documents that may be of interest:
Or try some of the following web sites:
FHN/Mountain Pine Beetle (link no longer available)
Model Analysis of Spatial Patterns in Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks (link no longer available)