Bark beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) have been an important factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.Harvest in advance of, or salvage harvest after, bark beetle attack often is the favored management strategy. This strategy is not as appropriate in public forests managed for values provided by older, more vulnerable trees. High-value sites for cultural or endangered species protection may require use of more expensive management options.
(Video 11/21/06) Discussions of forestry best managment practices related to drainage in building roads during harvest. (Running Time: 60 seconds)
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