Canadian Forest Service Publications
Susceptibility and risk rating systems for the mountain pine beetle in lodgepole pine stands. 1992. Shore, T.L.; Safranyik, L. Forestry Canada, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-336. 12 p.
Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 3155
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Systems for rating the susceptibility and risk of damage to lodgepole pine stands from the mountain pine beetle are described. The risk rating system considers both the susceptibility of the stand and the current threat to the stand from neighboring mountain pine beetle populations. A continuous-scale index for both risk and susceptibility can be calculated for any stand. This system provides the forest manager with a framework within which to plan and prioritize mountain pine beetle management activities.