2014-11-21

Small beetle, big problem

Alberta never asked for it but like it not the Mountain Pine Beetle is here to stay.

Earlier this month, on Nov. 5, conference on managing Mountain Pine Beetle at the Forest Interpretive centre in Whitecourt. The conference was hosted by FPInnovations, a company that researchs methods and practices that can be used to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of the Canadian forestry industry, according to the company's website.

Ken Byrne, a Vancouver-based researcher, in FPInnovations harvesting and forest operations departments, facilitated a session on how to manage the Mountain Pine Beetle, held in Whitecourt.