Mountain Pine Beetle
The spread of the mountain pine beetle epidemic has slowed dramatically in Wyoming, while the spruce beetle outbreak continues at low levels, according to the results of an annual aerial forest health survey.
The size of a mountain pine beetle is shown in comparison to a nickel.
GREAT FALLS — Montana’s recent record-breaking cold snap probably didn’t cause widespread mortality in the state’s tree-eating mountain pine beetle population, but it may have killed beetles in localized areas, according to forest health experts.
The Mountain Pine Beetle is a fraction of the size of a nickel, but can create huge problems if left unattended in your backyard.
LOST TRAIL – High up on a Bitterroot mountain ridge in the very tip-top of a spindly pine, Gabe Thorne is doing his part to save a species.
STEVENSVILLE — Barricades barred Larry Creek Road and the sound of heavy machinery filled the air at the Bass Creek Recreation Area on Friday morning.
HELENA — A judge on Friday blocked a logging project in Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and ordered two federal agencies to take another look at the effects on lynx, grizzly bears and elk that may be in the area.
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the federal court in Wyoming has upheld a management plan for the Black Hills National Forest.
Concerns have surfaced in recent weeks about the actions and intentions of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation in relation to the proposed Palisades Timber Sale. I’d like to clarify our public process to date, as well as our objectives for the project.
DENVER — An annual aerial survey of forest health in Colorado shows the mountain pine beetle epidemic is slowing dramatically, but the spruce beetle outbreak is expanding, forest officials said Wednesday.
Whitebark pine trees have no defense against mountain pine beetles, which recently cycled through an epidemic in the West that was unprecedented in human history.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Black Hills National Forest plans to use extensive commercial tree thinning to battle the mountain pine beetle as part of a $70 million plan that will take five to seven years to implement.
CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Forest Service proposes thinning portions of the Black Hills National Forest, including 32,300 acres in Wyoming, to stop the mountain pine beetle from killing trees.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - State foresters from around the country are in Cheyenne discussing this year's fire season and sharing tips on managing forests.
POWELL, Wyo. — The fate of diseased whitebark pine will play a part in the effort to remove grizzly bears from the endangered-species list.
In 1910 a huge fire — prompted by low humidity, drought conditions, and high winds — struck eastern Washington, northern Idaho and Western Montana with tremendous force. Whether that may occur again may well be a question of not if, but when.
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a case dealing with timber-cutting on 28,000 preserve acres in the Black Hills National Forest.
POWELL — The pine beetle infestation in Shoshone National Forest appears to be subsiding.
DENVER — The West's 2012 wildfire season exploded in earnest last month with a wind-whipped blaze that killed three people in rugged alpine canyon country near Denver. It took a 700-strong federal firefighting team a week of labor, day and night, to tame the blaze — and other states througho…
From the air, the view of Montana’s forests is improving, with indications that the state’s mountain pine beetle infestation is abating.