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Alan Wiensczyk, Julie Schooliing


The unprecedented magnitude of the current mountain pine beetle (mpb) outbreak in British Columbia has raised many questions about the effects that the infestation and resultant salvage harvesting will have on the environment and on the socio-economic fabric of the province. Seeking answers to these questions has been the focus of many provincially and federally funded research projects over the past 5 years. In addition, a number of projects and strategies have been co-ordinated by the three Beetle Action Coalitions and the First Nations Mountain Pine Beetle Initiative.

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