Western Bark Beetle Strategy Results

In Fiscal Year 2012, the Forest Service made significant progress in implementing the strategy.

  • Mitigation efforts resulted in a total of 287,064 treated unified acres across the three goals (safety, resilience and recovery).
  • In addition, 618 miles of roads and 638 miles of trails had hazard trees removed to improve human safety.
  • All the activities resulted in 313.1 million board feet of timber sold and 206,478 green tons of biomass produced.
  • A total of 36 research tools were developed. These tools are expected to increase the effectiveness of forest management practices towards bark beetle mitigation.

Western Bark Beetle Mitigation FY 2012 Accomplishment Report, January 2013 (PDF, 124 KB)