2011-07-08

Some success against Alberta’s pine Beetle

Alberta had some success this winter holding the line on the mountain pine beetle, but is looking for help to keep the rapacious, forest-killing critter from going national.

“The initial attack on this thing is a provincial responsibility,” Mel Knight, minister of sustainable resource development, told a news conference Thursday.

“But as we look at the map and see the potential for these beetles to move across boundaries and get into the northern boreal forest, there’s going to have to be more effort applied.”