Firewise has provided bark beetle management services as well as forest restoration and fuels reduction services for this forest landowner in Wilson, Wyoming.
Bark Beetle Management
The bark beetle management work has included pheromone manipulation via use of anti-aggregate and aggregarting pheromones, logging of currently infested beetle trees, and chemical prevention work.
The bark beetle has become a problem in forested areas because of our success in fighting forest fires over the past century. Our forests have grown denser and are in need of regenerative restoration. The bark beetle is a natural means of forest restoration that has become increasingly prevelant because of the interruption of natural fire regimes. Firewise consults, designs and implements bark beetle strategies that limit the impact of wide scale beetle populations.