BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Tree-killing beetles are spreading east from Colorado's lodgepole pines to ponderosa pine forests in Boulder County and other areas along the Front Range.
The U.S. Forest Service tells the Daily Camera that pine beetles attacked 36,000 acres of trees in Boulder County last year, up... more »
Mountain pine beetles are a well-known danger to Rocky Mountain forests. New research shows the pests are making changes to the water supply and soil, too.
The University of Wyoming is looking to establish the impact of the pine beetles epidemic on mountain snowpack. Botany professor Brent Ewers tells... more »
Colorado Sen. Mark Udall is seeking emergency funds to remove hazardous trees killed by bark beetles in national parks and forests.
He is proposing an amendment to the Senate emergency supplemental appropriations bill that would award the U.S. Forest Service $42 million and the National Park Service $8 million.... more »
A campground northwest of Fort Collins is the first of the season to be shut because of hazards from beetle-killed trees, and more closures are expected to follow.
The Dowdy Lake campground near Red Feather Lakes was closed last week. Campgrounds have been closed because of dead trees toppling... more »
U.S. Forest Service officials in Colorado are getting $30 million to deal with the aftermath of the bark-beetle epidemic that have killed about 3.6 million pine trees in the state and southern Wyoming.
U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet said Monday the funds are a sign federal officials... more »
Federal foresters are expanding logging of trees killed by pine beetles in Summit County.
The U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday it will cut trees on an additional 1,100 acres of White River National Forest in northern Summit County. Last month the Forest Service said another 4,000 acres would be... more »
Colorado business leaders and conservationists say the state will face shorter winters and environmental problems if steps aren't taken to address climate change. They are releasing a report Tuesday on the changes to Colorado's weather as a result of increased greenhouse gases. Warmer temperatures are blamed for the bark beetle's... more »
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the U.S. Forest Service is funneling an additional $40 million to Rocky Mountain states to address the effects of a bark beetle infestation that has killed millions of acres of trees. Vilsack said Tuesday that the focus will be the most severely affected states: Colorado,... more »
White River National Forest officials say they've had to remove more beetle-killed trees from the east side of the forest than the west. Jan Burke, forest health coordinator for the White River, says a half-dozen campgrounds near Dillon Reservoir in the east part have been clear-cut to remove the trees... more »