Western Bark Beetle Strategy Results
In Fiscal Year 2015, the Forest Service made significant progress in implementing the strategy.
- Mitigation efforts resulted in a total of 292,092 treated unified acres across the three goals (safety, resilience and recovery).
- In addition, 98 miles of roads and trails had hazard trees removed to improve human safety.
- All the activities resulted in 100.6 million board feet of timber sold and 63,840 green tons of biomass produced.
- A total of 27 research publications and tools were developed to increase the effectiveness of forest management practices towards bark beetle mitigation.