Pine beetles have won but the battle isn’t over in the Dunes

After four years of fighting, it's official: The beetles have won.

The fight has been a long and tough one, literally fought tree-to-tree, but in the Dunes recreation area south of Grande Prairie the mountain pine beetle is now expected to consume much of the area's vast number of pine trees.

Crews have logged nearly 200,000 trees and have tested and tried to save even more.