Canadian Forest Service Publications

Provincial bark beetle strategy: technical implementation guidelines. 2004. Hall, P. Pages 67-75 in T.L. Shore, J.E. Brooks, and J.E. Stone, editors. Mountain Pine Beetle Symposium: Challenges and Solutions, October 30-31, 2003, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, British Columbia, Information Report BC-X-399. 298 p.

Year: 2004

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 25036

Language: English

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This paper outlines the measures undertaken to cope with the largest mountain pine beetle infestation in the recorded history of British Columbia. Rapidly expanding infestations in several areas of the province have made it necessary to develop a provincial strategy with these main objectives: minimize the spread of beetles; minimize the loss of timber value; and minimize the loss of Crown revenue. Based on sound biological and forest management principles, the Province of British Columbia has developed a system for allocating the distribution of resources to affected areas. The Provincial Bark Beetle Strategy is comprised of Technical Implementation Guidelines and their respective components. They summarize the approach being taken to bark beetle management in British Columbia today.