Canadian Forest Service Publications

Mountain pine beetle management in Canada’s mountain national parks. 2004. Dalman, D. Pages 87-94 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: 25039

Language: English

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Coordinated efforts using an ecosystem-based management approach to forest health have, to date, mitigated the expansion of mountain pine beetle populations in the mountain national parks, resulting in the short-term protection of commercial forests in Alberta. Joint approaches to implementing a regional forest management strategy and incorporating communications in all aspects is gradually building public support for the use of fire as a management tool. Numerous benefits to society include directly reducing the mountain pine beetle populations, reducing beetle habitat, renewing forest health, improving wildlife habitat, reducing susceptibility to wildfire and future insect and disease infestations and providing effective management of public lands for future generations.