Bark Beetle Update – Millions of Acres More in 2009

By March 19, 2010 February 21st, 2013 Forest Mortality

 Montana red kill up to 5 million acres from 3 in 2008. http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/news/2010/jan/nr-foresthealth-pressconf-1-22-10.pdf

Half a million more acres of red kill in Colorado to bring the total to 3.6 million. Spruce beetle has infected an additional half million acres in southern Colorado.

hhttp://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/rp_fh_2009_forest_health_highlights.pdfp class="style40"> Washington 1.36 million to 1.73 million total kill: 412,000 acres pine bark beetle

Total Kill: 1 million acres of spruce beetle in the Yukon class="style40"> http://climateprogress.org/2009/08/20/bark-beetle-wildfire-climate-change/

http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Wildlife/2009/1210/butterflies-versus-beetles/a 77,500 trees, three times the normal amount, have been infested with bark beetle in Sierra Chincua, Mexico at Mexico’s  Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.

http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/news/2010/jan/nr-foresthealth-pressconf-1-22-10.pdf