Canadian Forest Service Publications

The burning question: Mountain pine beetle and fire in our forests (DVD version) 2006. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC.

Year: 2006

Available from: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 26021

Language: English

CFS Availability: Order paper copy (free)


Fire plays an important role in the forest. By continuing to promote fire prevention in forests, humans have contributed to an increase in forest fires and unhealthy forests. This program discusses how fire suppression and climate change have caused the mountain pine beetle population to recently explode in British Columbia. Take a look at the ecology of the mountain pine beetle and explore how humans can successfully protect people and wildlife living in forests by actually using fire - by setting controlled fires in forests to ensure forest health and long-term sustainability.

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