Cypress Hills residents to learn about mountain pine beetle

The mountain pine beetle — a bark beetle about 4-7.5 mm in length — may be small but it can do a lot of damage in a short period of time.

It has been a major pest in areas such as British Columbia, Montana and southwest Alberta.

While it has existed in the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park for decades, it is not as infamous as it has been in the southwest corner of Alberta.