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Issue date: 
July 23rd, 2012

Is aggressive salvage logging in B.C. causing the crash of the moose populations?

The Vancouver Sun is reporting that the salvage logging (Kalamitätsnutzung) of the beetle-killed pine forests in British Columbia is being blamed for moose populations in the interior crashing by up to 70%.

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April 12, 2012

Logging in forest reserve areas within MPB epidemic area

Honorable Steve Thomson
Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
PO Box 9071 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC, V8W 9E9

Issue date: 
December 24, 2011

One pine beetle outbreak can affect forest carbon flux for decades

But the precise effect of pine bark beetle plagues on the nitrogen cycle and carbon cycle is highly variable, says a research group led by the University of Idaho, who have used an ecosystem model to simulate outbreaks.

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December 7, 2011

Pine beetle plague is being exploited to cut healthy trees

Ask who caused this plague destroying our province's biodiversity.

Those who go to our backcountry are familiar with our huge clearcuts and the damage done.

Issue date: 
December 7, 2011

Pine beetles part 3: A flood of problems for ranchers

Watching the pine beetles kill off the Chilcotin's vast stands of lodgepole pine forest was bad enough for cattle rancher Randy Saugstad.

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November 30th, 2011

Alberta making progress against the mountain pine beetle

Aerial surveys show Alberta is making progress in its fight against mountain pine beetle infestations in some parts of the province.

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August 23, 2011

Wis. officials start work on timber clearing plan

Issue date: 
August 6th, 2011

Softwood lumber dispute’s next round set to begin August 9

On August 9, the United States will makes its case to the London Court of International Arbitration that British Columbia is subsidizing timber prices for pine-beetle damaged trees.

Issue date: 
20 June 2011

Southern Pine Beetle Outbreak in New Jersey: Another Example of Why Forests Should be Managed

A large faction of the American public has become convinced that the only way to
conserve our prized forests on public lands is to stop harvesting, prevent wildfires, and restrict or
exclude forest management. Too often this “lock it up and let it go” mentality can have
unintended, disastrous consequences, as demonstrated across the nation in recent years. The
extensive mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) outbreaks in lodgepole pine (Pinus

Issue date: 
January 5th, 2011

Alberta sees signs that it is winning the war against the mountain pine beetles

Alberta is seeing signs that it is winning the war against the mountain pine beetles, thanks to:


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