Spruce Beetle Management Research

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News

The latest aerial survey by the Province shows the number of hectares of forest damaged by the spruce beetle is up nearly 35% over last year in the Prince George and Mackenzie districts. The province says the total estimated spruce beetle attack in these areas is about 210,000 hectares, up from the 156,000 hectares of beetle infested forest detected a year ago in the entire Omineca Region. Updated information was released in advance of a two day spruce beetle summit scheduled in Prince George for tomorrow and Thursday where 100 academics, researchers, stakeholders and government staff are to discuss the latest research on spruce beetle management.

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