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United States Department of Agriculture

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.

Western Bark Beetle Mitigation FY 2015 Accomplishment Report, November 2015 (PDF, 470 KB)