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U.S. Forest Service
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United States Department of Agriculture

Western Bark Beetle Strategy

Human Safety, Recovery, and Resiliency

The Forest Service is aggressively implementing projects to mitigate the effects of the bark beetle in the Forest Service's western regions under the 2011 Western Bark Beetle Strategy. The strategy is being achieved through three well-defined goals: human safety, forest recovery, and long-term forest resiliency.