Salvaging Solutions: Science-based Management of B.C.’s Pine Beetle Outbreak
David Suzuki Foundation and partners
Authored by: Josie Huges, Ronnie Drever
Partners: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), Forest Watch of British Columbia
This report reviews the current understanding of lodgepole pine and mountain pine beetle ecology and management. The goal of the report is to evaluate the current approach of mountain pine beetle management and identify more ecologically appropriate alternatives based on the scientific literature and other available information. Salvaging Solutions focuses on management within the timber harvesting landbase, on the understanding that protected areas must remain unlogged, both to meet the regional conservation objectives and to provide opportunities for understanding unmanaged forest ecosystems.