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Comparison of understory burning and mechanical site preparation to regenerate lodgepole pine stands killed by MPB

While detection and control efforts are key to mitigating MPB, it's also important to improve how land managers respond after an attack.

Controlled burns may be an inexpensive way to regenerate and decrease flammability in lodgepole pine stands killed by mountain pine beetle (MPB).

The project will determine the usefulness of burning to prepare for pine regeneration. This project has the potential to improve pine regeneration after MPB attack.

  • January 1 2011

    Project Begins

    Progress update:Project kicks off, led by Denis Quintilio

Comparing lodgepole pine regeneration methods after MPB

Presentation comparing understory burning and mechanical site preparation to regenerate lodgepole pine stands killed by mountain pine beetle.

Understory burning versus mechanical site preparation

Presentation on regeneration of lodgepole pine stands after fire, logging and mountain pine beetle attacks.

Pine forest ecology and mountain pine beetle

Report on the effects of MPB outbreaks on mortality and regeneration dynamics, forest structure and composition, overstorey and understorey fuel.

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