Pine Beetle Epidemic
CBS4 has been hearing from the people President Obama talked about in political specialist Shaun Boyd’s exclusive interview at the White House.
Western forests are already showing signs of a comeback amid a bark beetle epidemic that has killed millions of lodgepole pines in Colorado.
It’s a question many viewers are asking CBS4. Is the recent cold snap going to kill the devastating pine beetle? Probably not.
U.S. Forest Service officials say the bark beetle epidemic has now infested 4 million acres in Colorado and southern Wyoming, after spreading to 400,000 new acres last year.
Summit County’s Forest Health Task Force has long had the idea to bring blue-stained lodgepole pine products together into a catalog and brand it as a marketable building supply.