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About this group: We are a small informal group of entomologists who work with bark beetles; our annual meetings focus on bark beetle management: current bark beetle activity, management strategies & philosophies, and management-related research. (more)
Statement of Purpose: 2002 version
2011 Meeting: October 4 - 6 in San Diego, CA
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Important Resources and Publications:
Past Meetings of Bark Beetle Working Groups
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Rapid City, SD - Oct 2010. BBTWG meeting. (agenda)
Tuscon, AZ - Oct 2009. BBTWG meeting. (agenda and meeting notes)
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Nov 2008. BBTWG meeting. (agenda and meeting notes)
Fairmont Hot Springs, MT - Oct 2006. BBTWG meeting. Plans to develop a new "5-year strategic plan" for bark beetle research. Agenda; attendees; meeting notes; research priorities pist for FY2007 (.pdf or .doc versions).
Midway, UT - Oct. 2005. BBTWG Meeting. Bark beetle conditions, STDP projects, review of WBBI projects ('04-'05) and update of '02 Western Bark Beetle Report. Also discussed need to review/renew "5-year plan." (meeting notes) Questions to be addressed: a list of needs identified during the CY2005 BBTWG meeting
Homer, AK - Oct. 2004. BBTWG Meeting. Another round of WBBI money available. Discussed allocation along with review of '04 projects, conditions, etc. (meeting notes)
Durango, CO - Nov. 2003. BBTWG Meeting. Along with our regular meeting format--conditions and projects; discussed the Western Bark Beetle Initiative ($700,000 available) and how projects might best address that opportunity. Developed a list of FHP priorities as well as research priorities from the 2002 Western Bark Beetle Report. (meeting notes)
Reno, NV - Dec. 2002. BBTWG Meeting (agenda) (meeting notes). Same as previous format--projects and status of conditions. Issued a Statement of Purpose for our august group! In summary, we concluded our purpose is "to provide a means to address issues associated with bark beetle ecology and management."
Taos, NM - Oct. 2001. BBTWG Meeting (meeting notes, 3.5 MB). Same format as in past few years--status of bark beetles, completed and proposed projects.
Coeur d'Alene, ID - Oct. 2000. BBTWG Meeting (meeting notes). Discussed status of bark beetles and bark beetle-related projects.
Reno, NV - Oct. 1999. Bark Beetle Technical Working Group Meeting (agenda). Discussion of conditions, ongoing projects, future of FS Research.
Vail, CO; Sep. 1998. Bark Beetle Technical Working Group Meeting - note name change! (agenda) (meeting notes, 7.1 MB). Discussed national bark beetle conditions and upcoming projects. Also discussed our future role as a committee in view of "downgrading" relative to new STDP procedure (no longer reviewing proposed projects).
Kenai, AK - Sep. 1996. Bark Beetle Steering Committee Meeting (agenda) Developed a list of bark beetle "priorities" for continuing research.
State Line, NV - Oct. 1995. Bark Beetle Steering Committee Meeting. (agenda) (meeting notes - 20.7 MB) Review accomplishments of bark beetle projects, relative to 5-year plan. Report to the Chief on Bark Beetle Research (Dec. 1995).
Albuquerque, NM - Oct. 1993. National Bark Beetle Steering Committee Meeting (agenda) (meeting notes, 4.6 MB) The following May (1994) issued the "formal" National Bark Beetle 5-Year Strategy: 1993 version.
Salt Lake City, UT - Feb. 1993. Bark Beetle Working Group Meeting. Discussed implementation of 5-year plan for major bark beetles. (And had retirement party for Gene Amman!)
Reno, NV - Dec. 1991. Western Bark Beetle Workshop. Discussed ways to address the 5-year plan.
Delta, B.C. Canada - Dec. 1990. a "pheromone" workshop was hosted by Phero Tech. Very similar to our "working group meetings." (agenda & attendees)
Seattle, WA - Feb 1989. "Western Bark Beetle Working Group" (meeting summary)
Las Vegas, NV - Oct 1988. "Bark Beetle Pheromone Working Group" (meeting summary)
Boise, ID - Sept 1988. "Bark Beetle Pheromone Working Group" - guidelines for funding western bark beetle suppression projects in 1989 (meeting summary)
Lakewood, CO - Jan 1988. Initial meeting was held in response to the use of bark beetle (mostly MPB) pheromones. Meeting was called "Western Bark Beetle Semiochemical Workshop." At that meeting, pheromone use/misuse was about the only thing addressed. (Executive Summary, 5.9 MB)
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