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Bark beetle infestation devastates forest in the White Mountains of Arizona

Bark Beetle Outbreaks Will Spread as Forests Adapt to Climate Change

Mountain pine bark beetle infestation has brought devastation throughout the forests of the American west in recent years. In the face of a changing climate, especially in the high mountain forests of the Sierra, Rocky, and Cascade mountain ranges, the pine beetle has killed large swaths of Whitebark Pine as warmer winters allow the beetle to survive and multiply, leaving…

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Restoration and Conservation New Goals for U.S. Forest Management

Both environmental and timber industry leaders praised Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s plan for overhauling how the U.S. Forest Service manages the nation’s forests. The plan focuses on forest conservation and restoration.