Forest Health


The Forest Health program within the Southern Interior Area oversees operational and research projects that deal with Entomology and Pathology issues.

The Southern Interior Area covers a large and diverse area. These forest lands span many ecosystems and zones. This area includes: desert, drybelt, moist, alpine, and sub alpine ecosystems. The geographic area extends from Quesnel in the Northwest to the Alberta Border in the North East and to the US border in the South.

With this highly variable and diverse environment comes a wide range of potentially damaging pests and pathogens.  Pests may include various species of bark beetles, defoliators such as western hemlock looper, western spruce budworm, and many pests which affect young stands.  Forest pathogens cause tree mortality, growth loss and defects.  These may include: needle cast fungi, root diseases, stem decays, mistletoes, and rust fungi. 




Last updated on March 14, 2014
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