We provide site-specific forest management advice to private forest landowners, municipalities, and local government land managers. Aerial reconnaissance and ground surveys play a pivotal role by identifying agents-of-change as well as their effects on forest cover types.
Mountain pine beetle and spruce beetle are two of the most important insect pests in Wyoming's forests. Since the early 1990s, these native beetles have caused tree mortality over millions of acres of federal, state, and private forests in Wyoming.
Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a non-native invasive insect accidentally introduced to the Midwest which has since been spreading to other areas of the U.S. and Canada.
Satellite infestations of EAB include Boulder County, Colorado. EAB has not yet been detected in Wyoming, but considering the widespread urban planting of ash species infested by the emerald ash borer, it will have a substantial impact on community and rural forests someday soon.
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