Mountain Pine Beetle in Colorado: A Story of Changing Forests

The recent MPB outbreak in Colorado has affected numerous ecosystem services provided by forests. We are only beginning to understand how this large-scale MPB epidemic has changed and continues to influence biological, physical, and societal facets of our forests. Recent and continuing research is moving toward a better understanding of how ecosystem services are being affected and continue telling the story of MPB in Colorado.

The Colorado Mountains are among the most beautiful parts of the country where millions visit and recreate. But over the past two decades, expanses of once green mountains became reddish-orange and gray as dead trees shed their needles. From the late...READ COMPLETE ARTICLE