Mountain Pine Beetle - Forest Health and Adaptation

 Mountain pine beetle continues to threaten Alberta's forests. Alberta will continue to work hard in key strategic areas to manage infestations, and to try to limit the number and intensity of outbreaks along the eastern slopes and further east into the Boreal forest.
Forests killed by beetles can result in detrimental changes to watershed hydrology and loss of fish and wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and forest industry employment.

Preventing the spread of infestations protects the health of forests and the values they provide to Albertans.

Information on everything from beetle biology to what is being done to manage the infestation in the province can be found at:
For more information about the content of this document, contact Devon Belanger.
This information published to the web on February 24, 2016.
Last Reviewed/Revised on June 1, 2017.