Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation in Rocky Mountain National Park (Part 2)

Yesterday we showed a video featuring Park Ranger Michael Edwards as he discusses how the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation is impacting Rocky Mountain National Park. A recent report published by the U.S. Forest Service and the Colorado State Forest Service has estimated that nearly 3.4 million acres of forest have been in infested in Colorado, including Rocky Mountain National Park.

Below is part 2 in this video series that was produced by Nick Molle for EPTV Channel 8 in Estes Park. Ranger Edwards explains why the beetle has become an epidemic, and what the park is doing to help stop it:


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