Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Recovery of unsalvaged mountain pine beetle stands: individual tree and stand growth responses

January 15, 2014

Amalesh Dhar, NSERC Industrial R&D Postdoctoral Fellow

The mountain pine beetle (MPB) infestation has altered forests of lodgepole pine to an unprecedented extent in the interior of BC. The epidemic is the most significant forest management challenge BC has ever faced. The project that will be discussed at this seminar presentation will provide guidance for forest managers or practitioners who make decisions regarding management of MPB-attacked stands to reduce the cumulative effects of resource development on biodiversity and wildlife habitat in forestry and other resource sectors.