Wild Fire & Beetle Mitigation

Wild Fire & Beetle Mitigation
  • Annual preventive spraying of Lodgepole pine and Douglas fir to drastically reduce the possibility of “beetle hits” on any given treated tree.
  • Removal of beetle hosting trees prior to flight.
  • Reduction of beetle host opportunities through spraying, anti-aggregate pheromones, and lethal baiting.
  • Fuelwood reduction reduces the risk of fire and reduces the potential magnitude of fires if and when they do occur. This, in turn, reduces the stress on the trees surviving the fire, making for fewer beetle hosting opportunities in a given locale as part of a more comprehensive approach to mountain pine beetle (MPB) mitigation.