Research suggest that mountain pine beetles are maturing faster than previously thought with two generations of young bugs attacking vulnerable pine forests throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West.
Rocky Mountain Climate
The dreaded mountain pine beetle is wreaking havoc on northern Front Range forests, according to aerial detection surveys.
Measurements at Niwot Ridge research station west of Boulder indicate changes to Colorado mountain zones are underway.
Confirming widely held fears about the migration of the mountain pine beetle, Alberta scientists found that the mighty insect is moving east in Canadian forests.
DMNS excavation crews arrived at Ziegler Reservoir on Nov. 2 to begin digging for additional fossils and soon uncovered an exceptionally well-preserved Ice Age ecosystem with many Ice Age plants and animals.