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The Study
Life Cycle and Biology
Current Program
No Control Program
Silviculture Program for Young Stands
The Benefits
spacer graphic 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.

Photo of beetle killed trees.

For more information, contact:

Ministry of Forests
Forest Practices Branch
Silviculture Practices Section
Victoria, B.C.  V8W 9C2

Phone: (250) 387-8739
Fax: (250) 387-2136

Other online Ministry of Forests documents that may be of interest:

Bark Beetle Management Guidebook

Forest Health Surveys Guidebook

Ministry of Forests Annual Report 1995/96 - Table of bark beetle statistics

Or try some of the following web sites:

Region 3 Entomology and Pathology

Mountain Pine Beetle - FIDL

FHN/Mountain Pine Beetle (link no longer available)

Model Analysis of Spatial Patterns in Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks (link no longer available)

USDA Forest Service Forest Health Home Page