mountain pine beetle

Beetle-Kill Logging Planned
The Pintler Ranger District of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is continuing some travel interruptions due to logging south of Philipsburg at Georgetown Lake.
The trees were killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB), who's populations have exploded throughout Northwest forests recently…
Bitterroot Forest Removes Dead Trees
The Mountain Pine Beetle is a killer. The Bitterroot National Forest has noted a 6-fold increase in lodgepole pine trees killed by the beetle since 2009.
Some of the trees are in campgrounds and recreation areas. In fact, a large area of beetle-killed trees is under study at Lost Trail Powder Moun…
Big Hole Campgrounds to Be Sprayed for Beetles
The threat of the Mountain Pine Beetle is real.
Trying to get ahead of the forest-killing insect, the Bureau of Land Management will temporarily close three camping areas in the Big Hole so the pesticide Carbaryl can be sprayed on the trees...
Lost Trail Trees Are Being Bugged
A tree thinning project is being proposed for the Lost Trail Ski Area. The area would be between ski runs in the area accessed by the Saddle Mountain Lift (Chair #4 to you skiers).
Currently, there are about 800-1,500 trees per acre there and it's a prime target for the tree-killing Mountain …
It Makes Scents !
The mountain pine beetle has been devastating Montana forests in the last couple of years. The Bitterroot National Forest is planning to spray the insecticide Carbaryl in popular areas to protect trees from the tree-killing pest.
In the Lake Como and Bass Creek Recreation areas Carbaryl will be…