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Management for Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak Suppression:
Does Relevant Science Support Current Policy?

Conclusion: Gutting environmental laws to speed logging in national forests experiencing bark beetle outbreaks is not supported by scientific evidence. Virtual clearcutting removes nearly all beetle resistant trees making the forest more susceptible to future outbreaks and the impacts of climate disruption.

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Lead author Diana L. Six is professor of Forest Entomology and Pathology at the University of Montana, Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT.

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     Management for Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak Suppression: Does Relevant Science Support Current Policy?


 


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