Risk and management of mountain pine beetle in NWT forests

March 31, 2013

Mountain pine beetle has recently been detected in survey sites along the NWT/Alberta border, have successfully overwintered in the NWT and have adapted to infest Jackpine, as well as Lodgepole pine. This makes the risk of infestation a reality within the southern forests of the NWT and as such, a study was undertaken to determine the risk that mountain pine beetle has on NWT forests and to investigate management options.

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