Wildlife Responses to Forest Stands Impacted by Mountain Pine Beetle in Western Canada: Introduction

aerial photo of the foothills with mostly green conifers, but some red-attack trees sprinkled in

MPB out-breaks—and management strategies to mitigate the outbreaks—have the potential to alter the habitat and distribution of threat-ened species like woodland caribou and grizzly bears. They could also impact other species like deer, moose, and elk.

This project will use existing location data for wildlife species, data from camera traps, fine-scale forest stand data, and data on MPB infestations and control to provide knowledge and an interactive planning tool to support evidence-based policy.