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Stand Dynamics after Mountain Pine Beetle Attack

How will a stand respond after MPB infestation, and what can the forestry industry do to help it regenerate?

There are crucial questions asked by managers attempting to mitigate the impact of mountain pine beetle disturbance on timber and habitat supply. How long is killed-wood salvageable? What wood will be supplied by surviving trees? When will it regenerate?

Originally undertaken by the Foothills Growth and Yield Association and now continued by FGrOW, this project builds on previous research on lodgepole pine stands. The information collected and analysed will be used to inform timber supply analysis and operational planning through the improved development of stand regeneration and growth models forecasting post-disturbance conditions.

  • January 1 2014

    Project Begins

    Progress update: The project kicks off with support from FGYA

  • November 12 2014

    End of First Field Season

    Progress update: Measurement work will continue with assistance from FGYA and ESRD

  • June 30 2015

    Field Work Continues

    Progress update: Data collection for regenerated lodgepole pine after MPB attack continues

  • September 30 2015

    2015 Data Collection Complete

    Progress update: Data collection objectives addressed, data entry underway

Monitoring Tree Infection and Mortality after Mountain Pine Beetle Attack | FGrOW QuickNote #2

Briefing note on the Forest Growth Organization of Western Canada (FGrOW) research project.

Field Tour Guide: 2016 MPB and Stand Rehabilitation Research Forum and Field Tour

The field tour guide contains information about the research sites visited at the 2016 forum.

FGrOW QuickNote #1: Stand Dynamics after MPB Attack

QuickNote from the beginning of the FGYA (now FGrOW) project "Stand Dynamics after Mountain Pine Beetle Attack."

Keith McClain

Program Lead

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