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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               While reliable decision support tools are fundamental to properly managing areas infested by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               mountain pine beetle, we still lack information necessary to reliably implement these tools in some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               forests, particularly uneven-aged lodgepole pine forests. This study combines existing knowledge
FIA-FSP                           M075044; M086044       2006           2   Alfaro               René                 Canadian Forest Service                           Stand dynamics following mountain pine beetle outbreaks in central British Columbia              Extent of MPB infestation BC, AB                      As a natural agent of disturbance, mountain pine beetle (MPB) outbreaks impacts on future stand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               with data from intensive field studies and model simulations to study beetleplay an important functional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               role in directing ecological processes and maintaining biological diversity of forest ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (Roe & Amman 1970, Veblen et al. 1991). However, having infested 9.2 million hectares of lodgepole
FIA-FSP                                     Y091087      2008           1   Alfaro               René                 Canadian Forest Service                           Future productivity of lodgepole pine stands following mountain pine beetle outbreaks                                                                  Information to periodicity of mountain pine beetle (MPB) outbreaks in different climatic/ecological
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               pine forestson date (BC Ministry of Forests and Range 2007) the current beetle outbreak is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               zones is critical to understanding the long-term risk of MPB outbreaks and the influence of climate
                                                                                                                                                                        Historical frequency, intensity and extent of mountain pine beetle disturbance in                                                                      change on changing risk. Typically, bark-beetle signals in rings from trees that survive beetle
NRCan                                          2.05      2005           1   Alfaro               René                 Canadian Forest Service                           landscapes of British Columbia and Alberta.                                                                                 BC, AB                     outbreaks consist of periods ofon the impacts of mountain pine beetle on lodgepolebeetles. In this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A large amount of information release, in response to the thinning of the stand by pine stand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               development, succession and losses has been collected over the years and more recently through the
                                                                                                                                                                        Analysis and synthesis of information on stand dynamics following mountain pine beetle                                                                 efforts of various federal and provincial initiatives. This information is essential to facilitate decisions
NRCan                                          7.09      2007           1   Alfaro               René                 Canadian Forest Service                           outbreaks in British Columbia.                                                                                              BC                         bynumber of factors can affect In this project, we will collect, analyze, and synthesize available a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A forest resource managers. the size of mountain pine beetle populations and the likelihood of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               stand succumbing to an attack. Current hazard rating methods identify stands likely to be susceptible
                                                                                                                                                                        Refinement of Shore/Safranyik mountain pine beetle risk assessment method by                                                                           to the mountain pine beetle based on characteristics such as age, density, diameter class,
NRCan                                          6.02      2006           1   Alfaro               René                 Canadian Forest Service                           incorporation of host susceptibility characteristics.                                                                                                  geographic location abundant species in the interior of British Columbia (BC). wide variation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lodgepole pine is anand proximity to infestations. However, these methods have The whole province
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of BC has approximately 15 million hectares of this species, and it is economically important to the
                                                                                                                                                                        Peak flow and water yield responses to mountain pine beetle infested and salvage logged                                                                province. Pine supplies as much as 80% of the annual timber harvest in some central interior forest
FIA-FSP                           M075039; M086039       2006           1   Alila                Younes               University of British Columbia                    watersheds                                                                                                                  BC                         districts and comprises 25% of the province’s timber supply (FPB 2004). Mountain Pine Beetle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MPB infestation and the subsequent mitigation and salvage treatments can affect the hydrological
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               functioning of watersheds. This project will apply a distributed hydrology model to quantify the effects
                                                                                                                                                                        Peak flow and water yield responses to mountain pine beetle infested and salvage-logged                                                                of MPB infestation and treatments on streamflows at the Upper Penticton Creek Experimental
FIA-FSP                                     M085276      2006           2   Alilia               Younes               University of British Columbia                    watershed in the Kootenays                                                                                                BC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Northern and Southern Interior                        Watersheds, typical of many drainages in the Okanagan. This project together with two similar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The physically based Distributed Hydrology Soil Vegetation Model (DHSVM) is being developed,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               calibrated and applied in a long-term simulation experiment to quantify the effects of mountain pine
                                                                                                                                                                        Effects of mountain pine beetle infestation and treatments on water yield and peak flow                                                                beetle infestation and treatment alternatives on the streamflow characteristics of snow dominated
NRCan                                          8.54      2007           1   Alilia               Younes               University of British Columbia                    regimes in the central interior of BC                                                            Central interior           BC                         interior watersheds ranging that may pose tens to hundreds of square kilometers. The study is being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Secondary pest populations in scale from domestic or international phytosanitary risks are being               Ophiostomatoid and basidiomycetous fungi associated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               determined by isolating organisms from samples of mountain pine beetle-killed trees collected from             with green, red and grey lodgepole pines after
                                                                                                                      Canadian Forest Service; University of British                                                                                                                                                           within the beetle-infested area in British Columbia. Five sample sites were established in 2003-04;            mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae)
NRCan                                          2.06      2005           1   Allen; Breuil        Eric; Colette        Columbia                                          Phytosanitary risks associated with MPB-killed trees.                                                                       BC                         Within the Riske to 15 (Williams Lake), Radium, Cranbrook and Logan Lake (Merritt). At each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Princeton, next 10Creekyears, the anomalously open canopy structure of beetle-killed pine stands and           infestation. 2005. Kim, J.-J.; Allen, E.A.; Humble, L.M.;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Goward, T. 1998. Observations on the ecology of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               adjacent living stands of other tree species can be expected to support hair lichen loadings many              lichen genus Bryoria in high elevation conifer forests.
                                                                                                                                                                        Mountain pine beetle as an agent of enhanced hair lichen biomass, with implications for                                                                times heavier than at present within the winter range of the mountain caribou. This project proposes           Canadian Field Naturalist: 112: 496-501. Goward, T.
FIA-FSP                                     M085281      2007           1   Arsenault            Andre                British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    the winter ecology of mountain caribou                                                                                    caribou;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The range of the mountainBC, AB? BC, AB?              to devise a simple predictive model for the recognition of lodgepole pine stands conducive to heavy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The impacts of insects and diseases on BC forests are being exacerbated by climate change.                     2003a. On the vertical zonation of Hair Lichens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               However, the current process-based landscape-level models being used to examine MPB dynamics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and spread can be problematic when constructing models to investigate climate change. This project
FIA-FSP                                     Y081277      2007           3   Aukema               Brian                Canadian Forest Service                           Bark beetle response to climate change: a landscape level risk model for British Columbia        Central and Northern BC BC                            proposes to construct a spatiotemporal statistical climate-change may create conditions favourable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Salvage logging following mountain pine beetle (MPB) infestationmodel for mountain pine beetle to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to a subsequent infestation of Warren root collar weevil. This project will examine the spatial
                                                                                                                                                                        Stand and forest dynamics following MPB: how spatial patterns of salvage harvesting                                                                    distribution of weevil infections relative to MPB outbreaks to better understand the relationship
FIA-FSP               M075046; M086046; Y092277          2006           2   Aukema               Brian                Canadian Forest Service                           affect Warren root collar weevil pressure in regenerating stands,                                Extent of MPB infestation BC, AB?                     between the two pests. currently spreading eastward from the Rocky Mountains into novel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mountain pine beetle isUnderstanding this relationship may inform future management strategies,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               environments. A key principle in invasion biology states that historical factors affecting the
                                                                                                                      Canadian Forest Service; University of Northern   Spatial and temporal patterns of mortality due to mountain pine beetle: outbreak                                                                       distribution and spread of an organism may not affect the organism’s behaviour, reproduction, and
NRCan                                          7.05      2007           1   Aukema; Lindgren     Brian; Staffan       British Columbia                                  progression through novel habitat.                                                                                          BC                         Forest in similar manners in new habitats. Mountain ponderosae Hopk.) and harvesting are the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               spread fires, attack by mountain beetle (Dendroctonuspine beetle infestations are frequently recorded          Effects of fire return rates on traversability of lodgepole
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               three major sources of mortality for mature lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var latifolia Dougl.) in the        pine forests for mountain pine beetle and the use of
                                                                                                                                                                        Effects of fire return rates on forest age distribution and on the susceptibility of lodgepole                                                         interior of British Columbia. All three occur mainly when the trees are mature and often it is a               patch metrics to estimate traversability. 2006. Barclay,
NRCan                                          2.04      2004           1   Barclay              Hugh, J.             Canadian Forest Service                           pine stands to attack by mountain pine beetle.                                                                              BC                         challenge for beetle (MPB) has plan extensive to occur before a stand has been devastated by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mountain pineforest managers to killedharvestingareas of mature lodgepole pine in British Columbia.            H.J.; Li, C.; Benson, L.; Taylor, S.W.; Shore, T.L.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The total area affected by MPB is approaching 4.5 million hectares, but the effects of mountain pine
                                                                                                                                                                        Wildfire risk assessment and prediction for mountain pine beetle killed lodgepole pine                                                                 beetle on fuel hazard have yet to be assessed quantitatively or mapped. Moreover, preliminary
NRCan                                          3.23      2004           1   Beck                 Judi                 British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    stands.                                                                                                                     BC                         studies have shown that red attack trees ponderosae and located foliar moisturesites in the Willmore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Selected trees baited for Dendroctonus have significantly lower at monitoring content than green
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Wilderness area will be felled and burned. The remote location of these monitoring sites will require
Forest Resource Improvement                                                                                           Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Wendy Crosina                                                                                                                                                              helicopter access. The removal of these stems will eliminate the adult beetle , eggs/larvae from
Association of Alberta                   WEY GP-01-47 1999           2000   Beilman              Dan                  - contact)                                        Mountain Pine Beetle Control 1999                                                                Willmore Wilderness AreaAB                            these sites and significantly decrease the opppurtunity for further beetle propagation.to allow for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Given the pressing nature of the MPB infestation, forest managers must build roads
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               immediate use by crews and equipment, which has proved challenging. This project deals with
                                                                                                                      Forest Engineering Research Institute of          Evaluating forest road construction techniques to improve access to stands affected by                                                                 issues faced by managers when accessing MPB-infected stands including maximizing efficiency,
FIA-FSP                                     M075019      2006           2   Bennett              Doug                 Canada                                            mountain pine beetle                                                                             Extent of MPB infestation BC                          There is concern that the accelerated operation, and deciding what type of equipment to use at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               organizing equipment throughout the timber harvest in the MPB epidemic area could compromise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               long-term forest productivity if soils are unduly disturbed. This project will assess soil disturbance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               using ground- and air based methods developed as part of the FRPA Resource Evaluation Program.
FIA-FSP                                     M065005      2005           1   Berch                Shannon              British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    Monitoring soil disturbance on MPB-harvested areas                                               Central interior           BC                         The goal of this study is to evaluate extent of soil disturbance on MPB-harvested production of to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The overall goals are to assess the the use of a portable in-woods chipper for thecutblocks and chips          Evaluation of in-woods chipping options for beetle-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               suitable for both kraft pulping and thermomechanical (TMP) refining. The timber used will be well-             killed lodgepole pine wood. 2006. Bicho, P.; Hussein,
                                                                                                                                                                        Evaluation of chipping options for beetle-killed lodgepole pine wood to maintain wood and                                                              characterized grey-stage lodgepole pine. The effects of wood quality as well as operational factors            A.; Yuen, B.; Gee, W.; Johal, S. Natural Resources
NRCan                                          8.13      2005           1   Bicho                Paul                 Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada       fibre quality.                                                                                                              BC                         Woodas seasonality (summer vs. winter chipping) will be comprise a complex suite onchemical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               such extractives, the tree's natural defense mechanism, evaluated for their effects of chip quality            Quantifying the effect of extractives Pacific Forestry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Canada, Canadian Forest Service, from mountain pine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               compounds that play many critical roles in pulp and paper processing, product quality and effluent             beetle-attacked lodgepole pine for pulp and
                                                                                                                                                                        Quantifying the effect of extractives from Mountain Pine Beetle attacked lodgepole pine for                                                            management. In mountain pine beetle infested lodgepole pine, extractives levels can be as much as              papermaking. 2008. Bicho, P.; Woo, C.; Dalpke, B.
NRCan                                          8.42      2006           1   Bicho                Paul                 Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada       pulp and papermaking.                                                                                                       BC                         100% higher than in non-infested trees. mountain pine beetle beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Background: The current BC outbreak of As the mountain pine (MPB)epidemic has migrated across                  Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hopk.), which began in 2000, had killed a total of 280 million m3 of pine through the end of 2004 (Eng
                                                                                                                                                                        The effects of salvage logging on the net ecosystem productivity of MPB-attacked                                                                       et al. 2005), and is predicted to kill no less than 80% of the pine volume in the province by 2020 (Eng
FIA-FSP                                     M085111      2006           2   Black                Andrew               University of British Columbia                    lodgepole pine forests of the northern-BC interior                                               Northern Interior          BC                         Here, we propose to use almost entirely existing timber volume in and snow-melt data land base of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               et al. 2005). Pine accounts for almost 30% of the stand spatial datathe timber harvestingto model early
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               season water availability in mountain pine beetle (MPB) affected stands. As a result of the current
                                                                                                                                                                        Predicting changes in early growing season water availability contributed as snowmelt                                                                  MPB infestation the majority of mature lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl) in MS zone stands has
FIA-FSP                                     Y091163      2008           1   Blenner-Hassett      Trevor               Forestec Forest Consulting                        following mountain pine beetle attack.                                                                                                                 been or concern that reduced forest cover resulting from MPB infestation and salvage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               There iswill be killed by the beetle. The resultant canopy loss and changes in the spatial harvesting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               may reduce snow accumulation, and in turn affect the onset of peak flow during seasonal melt. This
                                                                                                                                                                        Determining the impact of MPB-killed forest and elevated harvesting on snow                                                                            project will measure snow water equivalence and canopy cover in non-infested, infested, and
FIA-FSP                                     M065006      2005           1   Boon                 Sarah                University of Northern British Columbia           accumulation and the projected impacts on melt and peak flow.                                    Quesnel Watershed          BC                         salvelogged basins within the Quesnel watershed. impact on snowmelt-dominated hydrology.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mountain pine beetle infestations have a significantThe primary outcome will be projections of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Canopy removal caused by infestation and death of lodgepole pine alters snowfall interception
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               amounts, changing ground snow accumulation and local meteorological conditions, with subsequent
NRCan                                          8.56      2007           1   Boon                 Sarah                University of Northern British Columbia           Impact of MPB infestation and salvage harvesting on seasonal snow melt and runoff.                                          BC                         impacts on seasonal snow ablation and runoff. MPB management practices have an additional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               During a mountain pine beetle epidemic, harvesting and silvicultural efforts are typically dominated by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the need to manage insect populations. Although management of pests often requires a landscape
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               approach, little has been done to quantify treatment effectiveness over large areas. As such, a
NRCan                                          8.17      2005           1   Boots                Barry                Wilfrid Laurier University                        A landscape-level, spatial investigation of the response of MPB populations to treatment.                                   BC                         quantitative understandingspreadlandscape-level efficacy of mountain pine beetle treatments will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               In order to understand the of the of any epidemic, such as mountain pine beetle infestations, it is    Large-area mountain pine beetle infestations: spatial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               advantageous to consider the spatial characteristics of the process. However, the lack of availability data representation and accuracy. 2006. Nelson, T.;
                                                                                                                                                                        Spatial-temporal analysis of MPB infestations to characterize pattern, risk, and spread at                                                             of detailed data sets has meant that such large-area, spatial, mountain pine beetle research has been Boots, B.; Wulder, M.A. Natural Resources Canada,
NRCan                                          3.05      2006           1   Boots                Barry                Wilfrid Laurier University                        the landscape level.                                                                                                        BC                         With the massive flight the Ministry of Forests’ effort to manage the current management responses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               limited. Now, as part ofof MPB into Alberta in 2006, the need for appropriate epidemic, such data are Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               is urgent. The objective of this Project is to investigate the medium and longer-term implications of
                                                                                                                                                                        Modeling the impacts of mountain pine beetle and potential management responses on                                                                     both beetle disturbances and potential management actions under predefined MPB scenarios. The
NRCan                                           7.3      2007           2   Boutin               Stan                 University of Alberta                             forest values in Alberta's eastern slopes region.                                                                           AB                         Project will concentrate on beetle (MPB) epidemic in lodgepole pineand/or climaticinterior of British
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The current mountain pine two extreme scenarios: 1. control efforts forests of the extremes are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Columbia is without precedent in the recorded history of forest management in the province (Eng,
                                                                                                                                                                        Moving towards a desirable future: developing and evaluating alternative MPB salvage                                                                   2004). Vast areas of productive forest, which have in the past provided the economic foundation for
FIA-FSP                                     M075040      2006           1   Bradley              Bruce                Canadian Forest Products Ltd.                     strategies in the Prince George Forest District                                                                                                        the forest industryaffected stems are entering a periodcooperating sawmill in the Quesnel region.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A sample of MPB in interior BC, will be collected at a of transition. MPB has shown an affinity for            True-shape and defects data from mountain pine beetle-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Forintek’s vision based defect detection system will be installed in the mill’s processing line and, in        affected stems. 2007. Brdicko, J. Natural Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               conjunction with the sawmill’s true shape scanning system, will be used to collect true shape and              Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry
NRCan                                          8.34      2005           1   Brdicko              Jan                  Forintek Canada Corp.                             True shape and defects data from MPB affected stems.                                           Quesnel Region            BC                      MPBProjectdata involve investigating the ability ofinterest are the blue stain in the sapwood and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         This defect will from the sample. The defects of X-ray based scanning systems to detect and                          Centre, Victoria, BC. Mountain Pine Beetle Initiative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         characterize checks in MPB affected stems and saw logs. The results of the Project will provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         important information on minimum system requirements for practical on-line log scanning systems
NRCan                                          7.15      2007           2   Brdicko              Jan                  FPInnovations - Forintek Canada Corp.                                                                                                                                      BC?                     and will Canada's forest industry is potential benefits that could be achieved by using this
                                                                                                                                                                        Feasibility of using X-ray scanning to characterize mountain pine beetle check severity for optimizing log sorting and lumber manufacturing processes also provide estimates of thecurrently challenged by the largest recorded mountain pine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Western                                                                                                              Fitness and pathogenicity of the fungi associated with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         beetle (MPB) infestation of lodgepole pine in history. The MPB feed on lodgepole pine phloem and                     the mountain pine beetle and other secondary beetles in
                                                                                                                                                                        Fitness and pathogenicity of the fungi associated with the MPB and other secondary                                                               vector staining fungi. The vector staining fungi benefit because the beetles carry them through the                  green attack. 2008. Breuil, C. Natural Resources
NRCan                                          3.06      2005           2   Breuil               Colette              University of British Columbia                    beetles in green attack.                                                                       Extent of MPB infestation BC, USA                 tree bark, providing the fungi with access to a fresh, moist, nutrient rich wood environment devoid of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         In managing harvesting, handling and utilizing Mountain Pine Beetle-killed trees, industry and                       Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Diversity of fungi associated woth mountain pine beetle,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         government decisions affect the value of wood recovered. In ongoing work, we have determined which                   Dendroctonus ponderosae, and infested lodgepole
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         staining fungi colonize standing trees in green, red and gray phases. While isolating staining fungi,                pines in British Columbia. 2006. Lee, S.; Kim.J.-J.; Lu,
NRCan                                          8.36      2006           1   Breuil               Colette              University of British Columbia                    Decay fungi and associated rates of decay in standing trees killed by mountain pine beetle.                              BC                      In late July 2006 decay fungi. Decay can precede mountainstaining, and (MPB) spread from some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         we also isolated a massive wind-driven "flight" of or follow pine beetles it is well known that interior             Mountain PineMountain Pine Beetle Initiative Working
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              M.; Breuil, C. Beetle Strategy 2007-2011. 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               B.C. West of the Rocky Mountains into Alberta over a large area roughly centered on Grande Prairie.            Boner, Rick and Rolbert, Dan. Hinton Wood Products -
Forest Resource Improvement                                                                                           Hinton Wood Products - A Division of West                                                                                                                                                                Beetle larvae are now present in at least 120 million pine trees in B.C. east of the Rocky Mountains           A division of West Fraser Mills Ltd (HIWO-127). P.
Association of Alberta                   HIWOOD-01-127
                                                     2006               1   Briand               Richard              Fraser Mills Ltd.                                 Mountain Pine Beetle Management Program                                                          Hinton FMA                 AB                         Development of mixed-species stands post-MPB infection has Hinton Wood Products (HWP) and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and 2 million pine trees in Alberta. Pheromone baits placed bybeen poorly documented. This study               19.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               documents post-attack stand dynamics in unsalvaged, thinned, pine-dominant lodgepole pine stands,
                                                                                                                                                                        Development of residual trees and regeneration following MPB attack in thinned lodgepole                                                               and examines advance regeneration in these stands. This information will help ensure that that the
FIA-FSP                           M075010; M086010       2006           2   Brockley             Robert P.            British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    pine stands.                                                                                     Southern interior          BC                         productivity of unharvested, beetle infected stands is of beetle infested trees are occurring in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Large areas of dead pine forest and salvage loggingmaintained or rehabilitated as quickly as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               watersheds in the Central Interior of British Columbia. Stand mortality, salvage logging and road
                                                                                                                                                                        Water quantity and quality related to rates of pine beetle infestation and salvage logging, a                                                          construction each have the potential to affect hydrologic processes, peak flows, base flows and water
NRCan                                          7.31      2007           2   Brown                Sandra               University of British Columbia                    regional comparison.                                                                             Central Interior           BC                         quality. Thiscontrol of mountain pine beetle can be pine beetle with wildlifeon runoff generation and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Silvicultural project aims to evaluate the impact of integrated infestation and sustainable forest             Evaluating the effects of large-scale salvage logging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               management objectives through various approaches. A given silvicultural control can benefit some               for mountain pine beetle on terrestrial and aquatic
                                                                                                                                                                        Integrating silvicultural control of mountain pine beetle with wildlife and sustainable forest                                                         wildlife species but be detrimental to other wildlife species, because there will be widely varying and        vertebrates. 2004. Bunnell, F.L.; Squires, K.A.; Houde,
NRCan                                          3.07      2004           2   Bunnell              Fred                 University of British Columbia                    management objectives.                                                                                                      BC                         Control of mountain pine beetle can be integrated with wildlife and sustainable there will be winners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               often opposing habitat requirements. For every management option exercised,forest management                   I. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Evaluating the effects of large-scale salvage logging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               objectives through a variety of approaches. At the most fundamental level, the effects of current              for mountain pine beetle on terrestrial and aquatic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               control measures (i.e. salvage logging) on wildlife populations and sustainable management                     vertebrates. 2004. Bunnell, F.L.; Squires, K.A.; Houde,
NRCan                                          8.02      2004           1   Bunnell              Fred                 University of British Columbia                    Assessing ecological effects of MPB salvage operations.                                                                     BC                         indicators need to be mountain For the scale of salvage logging operations anticipated in stands,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Following the currentquantified.pine beetle (MPB) outbreak, it is unknown which unsalvaged British             I. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               or portions of stands, should be rehabilitated to assure adequate stocking and a continued timber
                                                                                                                                                                        Predicting advanced regeneration density in lodgepole pine stands in the northern interior                                                             supply. This study takes a ground-truthed, landscape-level approach to predicting, mapping, and
FIA-FSP                                     Y083184      2005           3   Burton               Philip               Canadian Forest Service                           of British Columbia.                                                                                                      BC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Nadina, Vanderhoof, and Prince George FDs             British Columbia is in the midst their largest salvage of the mountain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               prioritizing stands according to of theneed for outbreakor rehabilitation.pine beetle ever recorded in         An annotated bibliography on the effect of bluestain on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               western Canada. Mature lodgepole pine trees form the bulk of the trees under attack. The mountain              wood utilization with emphasis on mountain pine beetle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               pine beetle (MPB) carries several specific bluestain fungi that lower the wood moisture content and            vectored bluestain. 2005. Byrne, T.; Woo, K.L.;
NRCan                                          3.16      2003           1   Byrne                Tony                 Forintek Canada Corp.                             Implications of Properties of Post-Mountain Pine Beetle Wood.                                                               BC                         weaken the tree defense mechanisms, eventually leading to tree death. Bluestain develops quickly in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Due to increased pressure from the extensive mountain pine beetle (MPB) infestation at lower                   Uzunovic, A.; Watson, P.A. Natural Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               elevations, the whitebark pine may be under greater threat than previously thought. This project will
                                                                                                                                                                        Assessing the threat of mountain pine beetle outbreaks to whitebark pine in British                                                                    assess and quantify past and current impacts of MPB outbreaks and use simulation models to predict
FIA-FSP                           M075048; M086048       2006           2   Campbell             Elizabeth            British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    Columbia.                                                                                        Southern interior          BC                         The impact future MPB outbreaks determined by the BC. Given the importance of whitebark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the threat ofof MPB on hydrology isto whitebark pine incomplex interaction of a wide range of pine to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               variables. The research examines how different stands affected by MBP infestations, as well as
                                                                                                                                                                        Measurement and modeling of mountain pine beetle impacts on the annual forest water                                                                    management practices such as clearcutting, understorey retention, and juvenile stand management,
FIA-FSP                           M075035; M086035       2006           2   Carlyle-Moses        Darryl               Thompson Rivers University                        balance.                                                                                         Thompson Plateau           BC                         affect the stand water balance. This research will support theacross Britishforest hydrology models
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The mountain pine beetle is currently killing millions of trees calibration of Columbia and into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Alberta (as well as the western United States). Forest managers are facing critical decisions on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               employment of limited resources to the problem. The Canadian Forest Service and its collaborators
NRCan                                         2.03B      2005           1   Carpendale           Sheelagh             University of Calgary                             Data visualization techniques for MPB dispersal scenarios                                                                   BC, AB, western USA        MPBdeveloped a spatial model that integrates mountain pine states - endemic, incipient and spread
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               have populations can be considered as having three distinct beetle population dynamics and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               outbreak. Endemic populations are characteristically scattered and restricted to suppressed and/or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               damaged pine trees which they colonize along with other "secondary" bark beetle species. Incipient
NRCan                                          1.03      2005           1   Carroll              Allan                Canadian Forest Service                           MPB outbreak development: The endemic transition.                                                                           BC?                        The eruptive nature of mountain pine beetle (MPB) populations increased sufficiently to overcome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MPB populations are those in which the number of beetles haveis a direct consequence of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               requirement for a threshold population level that must be achieved before successful attack of large-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               diameter, thick-phloem trees is possible. This inherent threshold is defined by the highly evolved
NRCan                                          7.02      2006           1   Carroll              Allan                Canadian Forest Service                           Mountain pine beetle outbreak development: Quantifying the epidemic threshold.                                              BC                         As a consequence of a significant long-distance dispersal event, a large mountain pine beetle the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               defensive response employed by pine trees against bark beetle attacks. Ongoing research within
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (MPB) population has established along the north-eastern slopes of the Rockies – a region that has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               only recently become climatically suitable to the beetle due to global warming. This population is
NRCan                                          7.04      2007           1   Carroll              Allan                Canadian Forest Service                           The mountain pine beetle in novel habitats: quanifying the potential for boreal invasion.                                  BC, AB?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         North-eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains           The current latitudinal and elevational range of mountain pine beetle is not limitedhybridizes with jack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               currently situated immediately adjacent the Alberta Plateau where lodgepole pine by available hosts.           Impacts of Climate Change on Range Expansion by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Instead, its potential to expand north and east has been restricted by climatic conditions unfavorable         Mountain Pine Beetle. 2006. Carroll, A.L.; Régnière,
                                                                                                                      Canadian Forest Service; University of Northern                                                                                                                                                          for brood development. We combined a model of the impact of climatic conditions on the                         J.; Logan, J.A.; Taylor, S.W.; Bentz, B.; Powell, J.A.
NRCan                                          1.02      2005           1   Carroll; Lindgren    Allan; Staffan       British Columbia                                  Impacts of climate change on range expansion of the MPB.                                                                    BC                         establishment and persistence of mountain pine beetle populations with a spatially explicit, epidemic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Several studies have now been conducted on the ecological legacies of the current beetle climate-              Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and on the effects of alternative beetle control measures on wildlife and wildlife habitats. Although
                                                                                                                                                                        Decision support framework for assessing alternative mountain pine beetle management                                                                   these studies have generated valuable information that will help to guide management prescriptions,
NRCan                                          8.55      2007           1   Chan-MacLeod         Ann                  University of British Columbia                    strategies on sustainable forest management indicators.                                                                     BC                         The current mountainstill limited in their ability to easily assess the effects of alternative mountain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               forest managers are pine beetle (MPB) outbreak has dramatically transformed the British
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Columbian landscape. Although MPB outbreaks have historically occurred throughout North
                                                                                                                                                                        Decision support tool for managing biodiversity and ecosystem resilience in mountain pine                                                              America, the vast scale of the current epidemic is partly attributable to fire suppression policies that
NRCan                                          7.26      2007           2   Chan-MacLeod         Ann                  University of British Columbia                    beetle susceptible landscapes.                                                                                              BC                         The current mountain pine beetle susceptible pine stands by more than 3 foldscale of salvage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               have increased the abundance of epidemic is resulting in an unprecedented since the early 1900s.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               logging that is driven by the need to recover timber losses before wood quality in beetle-killed trees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               deteriorates to unacceptable levels, and before the excessive fuel loading results in catastrophic
NRCan                                          8.05      2006           1   Chan-McLeod          Ann                  University of British Columbia                    Factors affecting the ecological legacy of unsalvaged post-beetle stands.                                                   BC                         The current and is even growing demand to salvage log beetle-damaged forests that are normally
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               wildfires. There projected Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) infestation and associated management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               activities may result in potentially significant impacts on B.C. water resources. These will affect many
                                                                                                                      BC Ministry of Environment (Water Stewardship     Quantifying the water resource impacts of mountain pine beetle and associated salvage                                                                  areas of water management within the domain of a range of federal, provincial and local government
NRCan                                          7.29      2007           1   Cheong               Tony                 Divison)                                          operations across a range of watershed scales.                                                                             BC                          agencies. This Project will beetle epidemic quantify the risks associated with current and projected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The current mountain pine investigate and is one of the greatest threats to Northern Caribou
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               populations in British Columbia and Alberta. Northern Caribou in the Southern Mountains National
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ecological Area (SMNEA) were recently designated as Threatened by the Committee on the Status
BC Ministry of Forests and Range 2007-23; 2008-16        2007           2   Cichowski            Deborah              Caribou Ecological Consulting                     Effects of a Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic on Tweedsmuir-Entiako Caribou Habitat Use             Tweedsmiur-Entiako        BC                          of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Before the project in this proposal was initiated in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               To review available research reports, interview researchers and write a report summarizing available
                                                                                                                                                                        Review of literature, identification of research gaps and suggestions for future research                                                              information, identifying gaps in research and suggesting future research on MPB impact on caribou
Alberta SRD                                              2006           1   Cichowski            Deborah              Caribou Ecological Consulting                     on impact of MPB on woodland caribou in Alberta                                                                            AB                          populations. Review completed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               At the beginning of the current mountain pine beetle (MPB) epidemic, research plots were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               established to measure and monitor vegetation responses to the outbreak. The purpose of this project
                                                                                                                                                                        Regeneration and stand structure in stands in the east Ootsa and Entiako areas after                                                                   is to remeasure these research plots within MPB stands and to address knowledge gaps relating to
FIA-FSP                                     Y061134      2005           1   Cichowski            Deborah              Caribou Ecological Consulting                     infestation by the mountain pine beetle.                                                                                   BC                          advanced regeneration, ingress, stand structure, and coarseArea debris.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               One of the greatest threats currently facing most Protected woody
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         East Ootsa area of the south end of the lakes portion of the Nadina MOF District, and Entiako Park andnorthern caribou populations in BC and Alberta is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the impact of the extensive MPB attack, the scale of which is unprecedented on caribou ranges in
                                                                                                                                                                        The response of caribou terrestrial forage lichens to forest harvesting and mountain pine                                                              recent history. This project will assess changes in terrestrial forage lichen abundance and
FIA-FSP                                     M085226      2007           1   Cichowski            Deborah              Caribou Ecological Consulting                     beetles in the East Ootsa and Entiako areas                                                                           BC, AB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         East Ootsa and Entiako                         competing vegetation, stand structure, regeneration, canopy openness, coarse woody debris, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The recent mountain pine beetle outbreak has affected a large part of the Itcha-Ilgachuz caribou low
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        elevation winter range, where caribou select mature lodgepole pine forests and forage primarily by
                                                                                                                                                                        Effects of a mountain pine beetle epidemic on forest floor vegetation dynamics and                                                              cratering through the snow to obtain terrestrial lichens. The objective of this project is to establish
FIA-FSP                                     Y071328      2006           2   Cichowski            Deborah              Caribou Ecological Consulting                     regeneration in the Itcha-Ilgachuz caribou winter range in the Quesnel TSA.                                           BC                        The BC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        permanent sampling pine beetle (MPB) Harvestportion of the Itcha-Ilgachuz caribou winter range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Itcha-Ilgachuz caribou winter range in the Quesnel TSA, current mountainsites in the Modifiedinfestation is having an extensive impact on the Tweedsmuir-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Entiako caribou population. This project focuses on how caribou winter range and habitat use will be
                                                                                                                                                                        Effects of a mountain pine beetle epidemic on northern caribou habitat use, migration and                                                       affected by the MPB attack. Information collected in this study will aid in directing MPB management
           M075047; Y061134; Forest Practices Agreement (IFPA) and Houston Forest Products
FIA-FSP, Morice Lakes Innovative M086047; Y091159       2005            4 Cichowski              Deborah              Caribou Ecological Consulting                     population status.                                                                                                    BC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tweedsmuir-Entaiko caribou range                    and salvage efforts to minimize impacts on this species at risk. of juvenile tree growth under a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Forest managers require robust, unbiased predictive equations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        range of management conditions in MPB damaged stands. This project develops and tests new
                                                                                                                                                                        Improving juvenile tree growth prediction for complex mountain pine beetle damaged                                                              juvenile tree growth equations that build upon previous detailed research in northern BC forests.
FIA-FSP                                     Y061151      2005           1   Coates               David                British Columbia Forest Service                   stands                                                                                                                BC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sub-boreal zone in north central and northwestern BCUnderstanding the response of individual juvenile trees to decisions light is fundamental to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Current modelling tools available to assist managers with variation inon how to manage MPB-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        infested stands are limited by incomplete data on regeneration following mountain pine beetle attack,
                                                                                                                                                                        Regeneration and stand structure following mountain pine beetle infestation in the Sub-                                                         especially in complex stands. This project collected data on stand regeneration in field sample plots
FIA-FSP                           Y072148; Y061148       2005           2   Coates               David                British Columbia Forest Service                   Boreal Spruce zone.                                                                                                   BC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SBS zone (sub boreal species)                       across the full range of stands affected by MPB. Regeneration be used to predict stand growth after
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Although traditional growth and yield models (e.g., TASS) can was found to be very patchy, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        complete salvage and planting, they do not work well for the vast areas that will only be partially
                                                                                                                                                                        Growth and yield implications of alternate silvicultural strategies in mountain pine beetle                                                     salvaged, or not salvaged at all, due to the potential structural complexity of the residual stand. This
FIA-FSP                                     Y051161      2004           1   Coates               David                British Columbia Forest Service                   damaged stands.                                                                                                       BC                        To ensure incorporated a robust snag-dynamicssubmodel into the spatially explicit, individual tree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        project hassustainable forest management in the large areas of MPB attacked forests that will remain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        unsalvaged, and to provide data for projections of future stand development, a better understanding of
                                                                                                                                                                        Evaluation of regeneration delay, release of advance regeneration, future growth rates, and                                                     how long term forest dynamics will be affected by the MPB epidemic is required. This project will
FIA-FSP                                     M085196      2007           1   Coates               David                British Columbia Forest Service                   stand dynamics after a 40-50 year old MPB attack in sub-boreal forests around Takla Lake. SBS of north-central BC                               characterize the amount, quality,current mountain of natural regeneration as well British ecological
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The magnitude and extent of the and growth rate pine beetle (MPB) outbreak in as the Columbia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        requires thoughtful planning to recover value from the impacted timber while maintaining other
                                                                                                                                                                        Abundance of secondary structure in Lodgepole Pine standes affected by the Mountain                                                             values and reducing impacts to future timber supplies. The accelerated level of harvesting in a
NRCan                                          7.22      2007           1   Coates               David                British Columbia Forest Service                   Pine Beetle in the Cariboo-Chilcotin.                                                                                                           concentrated time frame harvesting in a concentrated time frame in Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The accelerated level of in MPB affected forests requires a strategic plan for maintaining forest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        affected forests requires a strategic plan for the retention of non-pine species to provide certainty for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mid-term timber supply and diversity of habitats across the landscape. To meet this need, strategic
Habitat Conservation Trust Fund             2005-11      2005           3   Coates               Dave                 British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range                                                                                                Vanderhoof
                                                                                                                                                                        Strategic Harvest Strategies in Mitigating Mountain Pine Beetle Impact in Vanderhoof Forest District FD               BC                        Despite the dramatic expansion of the non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in recent decades and of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        level guidance for harvesting priority and silvicultural practices are required to reduce the impactsthe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        associated benefits to many individuals and Aboriginal communities, there is currently no accepted
                                                                                                                                                                        Understanding the spatial and quality attributes of culturally important non-timber forest                                                      methodology for incorporating NTFPs into conventional vegetation inventories, making it difficult to
FIA-FSP                Y071318; Y820318; Y093318         2006           3   Cocksedge            Wendy                Royal Roads University                            product species in mountain pine beetle affected areas of the Caribou-Chilcotin             Caribou-Chilotin          BC                        ensure sustainability of this sector especially in light of the impact of the recent mountain pine beetle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               To monitor MPB mortality in relation to winter temperatures in Alberta and to compare model
Alberta SRD                                              2006           2   Cooke                Barry                Canadian Forest Service                           Local validation of an MPB overwintering mortality model developed for Utah.                                                AB                         predictions with observed MPB mortality. Initial map with predictions has been developed phenology-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Overwintering mortality, or ―winter-kill‖, is a critical unknown that, being temperature- and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               dependent, is highly variable in time and space (Bentz & Mullins 1999). It is one factor that can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               reshape a beetle risk map overnight and it is a major factor thought to be taken out of play by late 20th
NRCan                                          7.06      2007           1   Cooke                Barry                Canadian Forest Service                           Forecasting MPB overwintering mortality in a variable environment.                                                          USA, Canada                century climate warming. Despite its importance in population trend forecasting, there is currently no

                                                                                                                                                                        Study genomics of MPB, lodgepole pine and blue stain fungi to develop innovative
Alberta SRD                                              2006           2   Cooke                Janice               University of Alberta                             approaches to MPB control.                                                                                                  AB                         Work in progress; field of the mountain pine beetle (MPB) is moving into regions of British Columbia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The current infestation sampling on MPB has begun.                                                             Integrating remotely sensed and ancillary data sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               historically not impacted by the beetle with a number of locations experiencing infestations for the first     to characterize a mountain pine beetle infestation.
                                                                                                                                                                        Spatial and temporal patterns of MPB infestation and susceptibility in newly infested stands                                                           recorded time. Using a time series of Landsat imagery we will determine which stands have been                 2006. Coops, N.C.; Wulder, M.A.; White, J.C. Natural
NRCan                                           8.2      2004           1   Coops                Nicholas             University of British Columbia                    within the South Peace region (TFL48) of northeastern BC.                                                                BC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         South Peace region (TFL48) of northeastern BC         Two critical information needs associated with stand inventory developed from 2001 aerial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               recently attacked by the beetle and, using large-scalemortality caused by the current mountain pine            Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               beetle (MPB) infestation, have been identified by the forest resource community. The first is the
                                                                                                                                                                        Determining year of death and nature of stand recovery using a time series analysis of                                                                 establishment of year of death, which is essential for post beetle management activities including
NRCan                                          8.58      2007           1   Coops                Nicholas             University of British Columbia                    remotely sensed data: Project management.                                                                                                              estimation of shelf life and developmentsalvage harvesting, as well as timber supplynetwork of high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This proposal outlines the schedule of of a multi-scale monitoring system using a analysis and fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               spatial resolution remotely sensed sample plots. This monitoring system will capture the damage
                                                                                                                                                                        Monitoring to reduce the future risk of mountain pine beetle attack: Aerial and satellite                                                              caused by mountain pine beetle infestations over time, and facilitate the detection of future changes in
NRCan                                          8.48      2007           1   Coops                Nicholas             University of British Columbia                    image processing methods.                                                                                                   BC, AB                     the population levels of the beetle in the monitored area. Information of Forestry Centre, has several
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Forest Geomatics group of the Canadian Forest Service, Pacific this kind is critical for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ongoing activities related to the use of remote sensing and spatial analysis tools for characterizing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               mountain pine beetle infestations. The Mountain Pine Beetle Program has developed methods for
NRCan                                          7.35      2007           1   Coops                Nicholas             University of British Columbia                    Characterizong the quantity of timber killed by the mountain pine beetle.                                                   BC                         Softwood and mapping mountain veneer lumber) is one of main and for depicting the in B.C. with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               detecting plywood/LVL (laminatedpine beetle red attack damage, wood product sectorspattern and 15              Optimization of gluing, lay-up and pressing for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               mills directly employing over 2000 people. Lodgepole pine is a common species for the plywood/LVL              mountain pine beetle plywood. 2007. Wang, B.; Dai, C.;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               products. During the past few years, the large outbreak of mountain pine beetle (MPB) in interior              Wharton, S. Mountain Pine Beetle Initiative Working
NRCan                                          8.08      2005           1   Dai                  Chunping             Forintek Canada Corp.                             Optimization of gluing, lay-up and pressing for MPB plywood.                                                                BC                         Laboratory, resulted in an mill tests percentage of dry quantify the logs entering plywood/LVL mills.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               forests has pilot plant and increasedwere conducted to and stained impact of using mountain pine               Paper 2006-09. recovery from mountain pine beetle-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Maximizing value
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               beetle-killed pine (MBP) logs in veneer manufacture, and to determine optimum manufacturing                    killed pine for veneer products. 2005. Wang, B.; Dai, C.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               strategies for conditioning, peeling, and drying to recover higher veneer value from this resource. It         Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service,
NRCan                                          3.15      2003           1   Dai                  Chunping             Forintek Canada Corp.                             Maximizing Value Recovery from Mountain Beetle Attacked Pine for Veneer Products.                                           BC                         was found thatcurrently accounts for approximately 85% of veneer recovery from MBP logs through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Delamination proper log conditioning is key to improving customer complaints about plywood as a                Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Mountain Pine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sub-flooring product. It has become a critical issue for many plywood mills. The dryness of MPB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               veneer coupled with an inability to sort MPB killed material from a mill’s regular species mix can
NRCan                                          8.62      2007           1   Dai                  Chunping             Forintek Canada Corp.                             Minimizing the impact of MPB veneer on plywood glue dryout and delamination.                                                BC                         result in problems in over-drying and high veneer temperature, further exasperating and red stage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Earlier studies showed an 8% loss in veneer recovery in plywood mills using green glue dry-out and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MPB compared to the control and up to 30% loss if grey stage logs were used. The losses are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               mainly due to the increase of partial (random) sheets instead of full (4 ft by 8 ft) sheets. Random
NRCan; Forintek Canada Corp.                    7.2      2007           2   Dai                  Chunping             Forintek Canada Corp.                             Feasibililty of composing green MPB veneers.                                                                                BC                         sheets also significantly slow down the dryers and overall productivity. used for the will look into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fibre from spruce-pine-fir (SPF) chip blends is a superior fibre that is This Project production of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               printing paper grades from mechanical pulp, including high value grades. Previous work has shown
                                                                                                                                                                        Determining the relationship between wood and fibre quality of mountain pine beetle-killed                                                             that the current mountain pine beetle infestation and the ensuing utilization of beetle-killed pine in
NRCan; Pulp and Paper Institute of Canada      7.16      2008           1   Dalpke               Barbara              FPInnovations                                     wood and paper quality of mechanical paper.                                                                                 BC                         Shelf-life concerns impact on the future structure (sheet density and roughness) and has the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               SPF grades has anwill dictate handsheeteconomic value of BC’s mountain pine beetle killed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               lodgepole pine resource. Detailed knowledge is required to direct harvest efforts efficiently and in a
                                                                                                                                                                        Assessing the influence of time-since-death: Pilot scale kraft and thermomechanical                                                                    way to maintain future value of this wood. Previous work suggests a shelf-life of up to 5 years or more
NRCan                                          8.65      2006           1   Dalpke               Barbara              Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada       pulping of beetle killed lodgepole pine.                                                                                    BC                         for some sites, objective of the project is properties. This project seeks to provide more detailed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The long-term based on wood and fibre to ensure that indicators of SFM are meaningful, reliable,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and cost-effective to measure. As yet, there is no generally accepted method for quantifying the
                                                                                                                                                                        The implications of management practices for mitigating mountain pine beetle on soil-                                                                  impacts of management activities on soil function and, hence, ecosystem recovery. This proposal
FIA-FSP                                     Y071160      2006           1   Day                  Steven               Canadian Forest Products Ltd.                     based indicators of SFM                                                                          Quesnel TSA                BC                         BC’s total solution by forest is 1.8 billion cubic meters. The Mountain Pine floor and soil will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               provides a mature pinelinking empirical estimates of a given indicator (forestBeetle (MPB) organic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               destroy 76% of BC’s mature pine forests by 2015. Research indicates if the MPB epidemic continues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to spread eastward, Alberta’s pine forests will similarly be destroyed and the remainder of Canada’s
NRCan                                           7.1      2007           1   DeBoice              Rod                  British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    Direct control of the mountain pine beetle (MPB) infestation in British Columbia: Part I.                                   BC, AB                     pine forestmature exposed to iscomparable magnitude ofThe MountainIn an effort to(MPB) will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               BC’s total will be pine forest a 1.8 billion cubic meters. destruction. Pine Beetle prevent the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               destroy 76% of BC’s mature pine forests by 2015. Research indicates if the MPB epidemic continues
                                                                                                                                                                        Aerial detection, ground surveys, and controlled burning of the mountain pine beetle                                                                   to spread eastward, Alberta’s pine forests will similarly be destroyed and the remainder of Canada’s
NRCan                                           7.7      2007           1   DeBoice              Rod                  British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    (MPB) infested areas in British Columbia.                                                                                   BC, AB                     pine total will be pine forest a 1.8 billion cubic meters. destruction. Pine Beetle (MPB) will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               BC’sforestmature exposed to iscomparable magnitude ofThe MountainThe completion of detailed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               destroy 76% of BC’s mature pine forests by 2015. Research indicates if the MPB epidemic continues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to spread eastward, Alberta’s pine forests will similarly be destroyed and the remainder of Canada’s
NRCan                                          7.72      2007           1   DeBoice              Rod                  British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    Direct control of the mountain pine beetle (MPB) infestation in British Columbia: Part II.                                                             pine aim of will be exposed to a comparable magnitude of destruction. In an effort to preventMPB. To
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The forest this project is to better understand ecosystem changes over time in response to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               achieve this objective, permanent sample plots will be set up in severely attacked stands and a wide
                                                                                                                                                                        A framework for documenting the effects of the mountain pine beetle outbreak in sub-boreal                                                             range of baseline measurements will be recorded including stand structure attributes, stem
FIA-FSP                           Y072072; Y083072       2005           3   DeLong               Craig                British Columbia Ministry of Forest and Range     forests in northern BC.                                                                          Nadina, Vanderhoof, and Prince George FDs, BC         Certain organisms CWD attributes, and RIC vegetation assessment. These plots will provide much-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               mapping, snag and associated with dead wood, such as cryptogams (i.e., lichens, liverworts, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               mosses), have been documented to have very particular habitat requirements and are sensitive to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               edge effects. This project will examine how effective wildlife tree patches are at conserving these
FIA-FSP                                     M085007      2007           1   DeLong               Craig                British Columbia Ministry of Forest and Range     Can wildlife tree patches conserve sensitive species in MPB-impacted landscapes?                 SBS Zone                   BC                         sensitive species in mountain pine beetle (MPB) impacted landscapes. The proposed study will


NRCan                                          3.08      2003           1   DeLong               Craig                British Columbia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The magnitude of mountain pine beetle (MPB) related landscape change suggests that wildlife
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            habitats are being altered. Ideally, the impact of MPB related forest change on wildlife would be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            assessed using detailed and multi-temporal data on the spatial distribution of individual species.
NRCan                                           7.32   2007   2   Nelson              Trisalyn       University of Victoria                            Decision support for managing wildlife habitat in mountain pine beetle impacted systems.                                                             The Forest Geomatics group of the the infestation, theService, Pacific Forestry Centre, has several
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            However, given the spatial extent of Canadian Forest number of species impacted, and the lack of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ongoing activities related to the use of remote sensing and spatial analysis tools for characterizing
                                                                                                                                                       A review and synthesis of detection and spatial monitoring of mountain pine beetle impacts                                                           mountain pine beetle infestations. The Mountain Pine Beetle Program has developed methods for
NRCan                                           7.36   2007   1   Nelson              Trisalyn       University of Victoria                            and incorporation of new knowledge into decision support models.                                                          BC                         detecting and mapping mountain pine beetleis associated with high densities of pine establishing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In many lodgepole pine stands, poor growth red attack damage, and for depicting the pattern and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            after wildfires and persisting over time. This project is a continuation of field trials examining
                                            M075012;                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chilotin Plateau in the                              different stand treatment methods for increasing the productivity of these stands. This project is
FIA-FSP                                     M086012    2006   2   Newsome             Teresa         British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    Treatment of Repressed Lodgepole Pine Stands                                                    SBPS zone                 BC                         designed wide extent of the can be MPB infestation, managers need to project future stand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Due to theto collect data that current used in growth and yield models thatdetermine which stands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            need treatment to ensure adequate regeneration, and which stands can be left alone to regenerate by
                                                                                                                                                       Density and distribution of advance regeneration in the MS biogeoclimatic zone in relation                                                           advance regeneration. This project involves collection of field data and subsequent development of
FIA-FSP                                     M086001    2006   2   Nigh                Gordon         British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    to site moisture and overstorey density.                                                        Merritt TSA               BC                         equations that research project deals with thedistribution of advance regeneration.(post-MPB) wood.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The proposed predict the amount and spatial drying of post-mountain pine beetle These equations              Optimizing Drying of Mountain Pine Beetle Wood.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The aim of the research outlined in this proposal is twofold: to review current industrial practices         2005. Oliveira, L.C.; Wallace, J.; Cai, L. Natural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            related to the drying of post-MPB lumber in order to prepare a document describing the best                  Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific
NRCan                                           3.24   2004   1   Oliverira           Luiz           Forintek Canada Corp.                             Optimizing drying of post-MPB wood.                                                                                       BC                         practices in use drying schedules on the drying of post-MPB lumber with the objective of designing           Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Mountain Pine Beetle



NRCan                                                             Orbay               Laszlo         Forintek Canada Corp.                             A blue stain and split detection system for optimizing log and cant breakdown                                             BC                         Logs from trees that have been killed by the mountain pine beetle have two main defects from a lumber
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            manufacturing point of view: blue stain and checks. The blue stain appears to develop quickly after          Quantifying lumber value recovery from beetle-killed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            beetle attack and as the tree dries the amount of checking in the stem increases with time to the point      trees. 2006. Orbay, L.; Goudie, D. Mountain Pine
NRCan                                           8.07   2005   1   Orbay               Laszlo         Forintek Canada Corp.                             Quantifying lumber value recovery from beetle-killed trees.                                                                                          The recent "grey stage" logs where the checking beetle in the Kamloops sawmills are process
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            in standing exponential expansion of mountain pineis fully developed. Whenarea has opened a new              Beetle Initiative Working Paper 2006-09.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            opportunity for continuation of previous work studying the ecological impacts, and the effect on
                                                                                                                                                       Stand level harvesting in mountain pine beetle affected stands and impact on riparian                                                                cultural values, of low-impact harvesting techniques within riparian zones. The project will review
FIA-FSP                                     M085112    2007   1   Ortner              Chris          Skeetchestn Indian Band                           based Cultural Resource Management Zones                                                                              BC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Deadman and Durand Watersheds                        The outbreak of Mountain withinBeetle (MPB) will have significant socio-economic impacts on forest-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            recently harvested blocks Pine culturally sensitive areas to establish the presence of absence of            Social Dimensions of Community Vulnerability to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            based communities in British Columbia. Although many communities may be indeed vulnerable owing              Mountain Pine Beetle. 2005. MacKendrick, N.A.;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to their proximity to MPB infested regions, community members and the forest industry have little            Parkins, J.R. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian
NRCan                                           3.26   2004   1   Parkins             John           Canadian Forest Service                           Socio-economic dimensions of community vulnerability to mountain pine beetle.                   MPB infested regions      BC                         knowledge as to the nature large volumes of debris such as uprooted andserious impedimentcan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Fraser River contains and extent of this vulnerability, representing a fallen trees, which to            Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pose significant hazards to commercial and recreational navigation and the safety and maintenance
                                                                                                                                                       Mitigating the water resource impacts of mountain pine beetle and associated salvage                                                                 of infrastructure such as docks, bridges, dikes and underwater lines. The Project will provide an
NRCan                                           7.61   2007   1   Purdy               Bob            Fraser Basin Council                              operations on downstream resources: The Fraser River Debris Trap.                               Fraser River Debris TrapBC                           annual allocation to determine joint funding pine beetles disperse through Fraser River
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This project aimsof $ 50,000 in how mountaintowards the management of the managed and Debris                 Environmental effects on host selection and dispersal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            unmanaged forests. Flight potential and host selection will be evaluated as the initial determinants of      of mountain pine beetle. 2007. Reid, M. Natural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            flight distance. Flight potential will first be assessed in terms of the size and fat content of emerging    Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific
NRCan                                           4.01   2005   1   Reid                Mary           University of Calgary                             Environmental effects on dispersal and reproduction in MPB.                                                                                          Forest stands in turn will be linked to tree and stand conditions. The size animals through them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            beetles, which differ structurally in ways that can influence the movement ofand condition of beetles        Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Mountain Pine Beetle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This research examines how tree density and species composition, as determined in part by forest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            management practices, influence the probability and rate of dispersal of mountain pine beetles. Two
NRCan                                           8.47   2007   1   Reid                Mary           University of Calgary                             MPB dispersal through managed and unmanaged forest landscapes.                                  Banff National Park       AB                         field approaches will be used. in mountain pine experiments will directly measurerequire knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sustainable forest harvesting Mark-recapture beetle (MPB) affected areas will the spread of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            about the hydrologic consequence of the infestation as well as the influence of salvage harvesting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            operations. This project addresses both requirements by providing a broad scale assessment of soil
NRCan                                           8.26   2007   1   Rex                 John           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    Hydrologic effects of MPB infestation and salvage harvesting operations.                                                  BC                         hydrology across management in mountain pine beetle (MPB) affected Further, this project will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sustainable forestboth MPB salvaged and MPB unsalvaged watersheds.areas requires knowledge of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the potential land-use changes that can result from both the beetle infestation and salvage harvesting
                                                                                                                                                       The mountain pine beetle infestation and small stream ecology: riparian zones, water                                                                 operations. The Project will investigate the influence of the MPB infestation and salvage harvesting
NRCan                                           7.28   2007   1   Rex                 John           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    quality, and fish habitat implications.                                                                                   BC                         on small streams, associated riparian zones, by corresponding changes to air and water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The ability to discriminate trees recently killedandMPB across large portions of the landscape has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            important implications for determining shelf life of dead timber. This study will collect multispectral
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            aerial photography from infected stands, and analyze it using previously developed procedures for
FIA-FSP                                     M075016    2006   2   Roberts             Arthur         Simon Fraser University                           Mountain pine beetle attack red shelf life discriminations.                                                            BC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       W and SW of Prince George                            The Project will establishnewly attackedand economic feasibility of producing ethanol from beetle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            reliable discrimination of the technical trees. These mapped mortality discriminations will assist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            killed lodgepole pine (BKLP) by a two-step process consisting of either SO2-catalysed steam
                                                                                                     University of British Columbia, Forest Sciences                                                                                                                                                        pretreatment or ethanol pulping, followed by simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF).
NRCan                                           7.19   2007   2   Saddler             Jack           Centre                                            Bioconversion of beetle killed lodgepole pine (BKLP) to bioethanol.                                                                                  The current yields harvesting, from green stems to large areas of dead will dying MPB-infested
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The ethanol shift infrom the fermentation of steam pre-treated substrates and be compared to yields
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            trees, requires changes in harvesting systems and techniques. This project will examine some of
                                                                                                     Forest Engineering Research Institute of          Developing new techniques, systems and equipment for harvesting post mountain pine                                                                   these changes and compare this information to data collected on the productivity of harvesting
FIA-FSP                         M075032; M086032       2006   2   Sauder              Tony           Canada                                            beetle stands.                                                                                  Extent of MPB infestation BC, AB?                    The cumulative area of mountain pine beetle attack in British Columbiausing the INTERFACE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            operations. Based on this work operational scenarios can be modeled is estimated at about 13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            million hectares – this is greater in size than the combined total land area in New Brunswick and
                                                                                                                                                       Positioning Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Technology for the Development of Natural                                                                   Nova Scotia. The beetle is well-established along the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies in
NRCan                                           7.38   2007   2   Scarth              Rachel         University of Victoria                            Resource Management Applications.                                                                                         BC, AB                     Alberta (an additional 2.5mature forest through MPB mortality and associated potential activities the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The loss of vast areas of million hectares of pine-dominated forests) and is a salvage threat to will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            have significant long-term economic consequences for local communities but will also have
                                                                                                                                                       An interactive tool for evaluating the impacts of spatially explicit MPB salvage alternatives                                                        implications for wildlife habitat, visual quality, hydrology and other forest resource values. To mitigate
NRCan                                           7.27   2007   2   Seely               Brad           University of British Columbia                    on multiple forest resource values.                                                                                       BC                         The mountain and beetle (MPB) of large-scale salvage activities, several studies have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the ecologicalpine visual impactsinfestation and associated salvage logging may have a negative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            effect on the Kennedy Siding caribou. This project will monitor the response of the caribou to MPB,
                                                                                                                                                       Response of woodland caribou to partial retention logging of winter ranges attacked by                                                               and evaluate if current Ungulate Winter Range (UWR) management practices are effective in
FIA-FSP                         M075049; M086049       2006   2   Seip                Dale           British Columbia Ministry of Forest and Range     mountain pine beetle                                                                            Mackenzie                 BC                         maintaining caribou use of the pine Because the Kennedy Siding UWR is very accessible, it is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dead, dry grey-stage mountainarea. beetle killed wood poses a number of significant problems for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            economic utilization by interior BC kraft mills and in mechanical pulp processing. This project will
                                                                                                     FPInnovations - Pulp and Paper Research                                                                                                                                                                address issues associated with the utilization of grey-stage mountain pine beetle infested lodgepole
NRCan                                            8.5   2006   1   Sherson             Gail           Institute of Canada                               Kraft pulp and paper mill utilization options for grey-stage wood.                                                        BC                         Changes in wood extractives in MPB-attacked wood affect grey-stage in several ways, including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pine in kraft pulp and paper manufacturing, specifically the kraft pulpingmaterial that has attained tall- Kraft pulp and paper mill utilization options for grey-stage wood. 2008. Radiotis, R.; Berry, R.; Hartley, I.; Todoruk, T Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria B.C. Mountain Pine Beetle Program Working Paper 2008-09. 73 p.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            oil recovery, recovery boiler operation, and the concentrations of extractives seen in process streams,
                                                                                                     FPInnovations - Pulp and Paper Research           Investigating means to increase tall oil soap recovery and reduce extractives in kraft mills                                                         bleached pulp and pulp mill effluents. Tall oil soap production is of economic importance to kraft
NRCan; Pulp and Paper Institute of Canada       7.17   2007   1   Sherson             Gail           Institute of Canada                               pulping mountain pine beetle attacked wood                                                                                BC                         Wood extractives, the tree's natural defense mechanism, reduce theause of expensive fuel oil in lime
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pulping operations because this material can be used to comprise complex suite of chemical                 Operational extractives management from mountain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            compounds that play many critical roles in pulp and paper processing, product quality and effluent         pine beetle-attached lodgepole pine for pulp and
                                                                                                     FPInnovations - Pulp and Paper Research           Operational extractives management from Mountain Pine Beetle attacked lodgepole pine                                                                 management. In mountain pine beetle infested lodgepole pine, extractives levels can be as much as          papermaking. 2007. Allen, L.; Uloth, V. Natural
NRCan                                           8.43   2006   1   Sherson; Bicho      Gail; Paul     Institute of Canada                               for pulp and papermaking.                                                                                                 BC                         100% higher than in non-infested trees. As the mountain pine beetle epidemic has migrated across           Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific


Alberta SRD                                            2006   1   Shore               Terry          Canadian Forest Service                           Susceptibility and connectivity of Jackpine forests in Alberta to MPB                                                     AB                         Model to predict spread of MPB over Jackpinethat enables managers toin progress.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SELES-MPB provides a decision support tool stands in Alberta. Work address a number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            questions regarding the mountain pine beetle. Through a probabilistic approach, likely scenarios of
                                                                                                                                                       Incorporating present and future climatic suitability into decision support tools to predict                                                         mountain pine beetle spread and impact can be examined. By comparing model runs under several
NRCan                                           2.03   2006   1   Shore               Terry          Canadian Forest Service                           geographic spread and risk for the mountain pine beetle.                                                                  BC, AB                     Mountain pine beetle outbreaks occur across a rangemanagement decisions on reducingexplore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            management scenarios, the effectiveness of different of spatial and temporal scales. To the spread
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            landscape-scale questions regarding potential impacts of different management actions, we have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            developed a spatial-temporal population based MPB model (SELES-MPB). The model integrates a
NRCan                                           2.01   2005   1   Shore               Terry          Canadian Forest Service                           Projection of the efficacy of MPB management at the landscape scale.                                                      BC                         spatial timber pine beetle has killed mature lodgepole pine over 8 million hectares in analysis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The mountain supply model consistent with a model commonly used for timber supplyBritish in BC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Columbia and has become established east of the Rocky Mountains in the Peace District and several
                                                                                                                                                       Characterization of the jack pine stands of western Canada for susceptibility to infestations                                                        locations in western Alberta. Research on climate change in relation to the mountain pine beetle has
NRCan                                           6.03   2007   1   Shore               Terry          Canadian Forest Service                           by the mountain pine beetle.                                                                                              BC, AB               Project will provide limitations on the impacts of MPB the beetle are diminishing with to improve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      shown that climatic informationon the eastern spread ofon stand hydrology and ecologytime. Recent
Foothills Research Institute, Forest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  post-beetle understandings and management strategies. This project has 4 specific objectives: 1)
Resource Improvement Association of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   To determine initial effects of variable intensity of :red attack" on stand water balance including
Alberta; FRIAA                         0F07-P005       2008   4   Silins; MacDonald   Uldis; Ellen   University of Alberta                                                                                                                          recovery in lodgepole pine Hinton in the West
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             AB                       rain/snow interception, dynamics model is not adequately parameterized for mature lodgepole pine
                                                                                                                                                       Effects of Mountain Pine Beetle attack on hydrology and post-attack vegetation and hydrologicApproximately 63 km East offorests in Alberta Fraser Mills Ltd FMA standforest flor evaporation, soil moisture storage, groundwater recharge, water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The SORTIE-BC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      stands, which are rapidly disappearing due to the current MPB infestation. This project will collect
                                                                                                                                                       Predicting development and productivity of southern interior mixed-species stands                                                              field data necessary to parameterize SORTIE-BC for these disappearing stands and link this data to
FIA-FSP                         M075020; M086020       2006   2   Simard              Suzanne        University of British Columbia                    following mountain pine beetle attack.                                                       MS Zone                  BC                       the model. The work will allow the future of infested stands to be modeled, with important implications

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To study changes in grizzly bear habitat use in areas harvested to control the MPB in Alberta.
Alberta SRD                                            2006   2   Stenhouse           Gordon         Foothills Research Institute                      Impact of MPB-related harvesting operations on grizzly bear habitats in Alberta                                           AB                         Preliminary planning completed; field work in 2007/08
Foothills Research Institute, Forest
Resource Improvement Association of
Alberta                                                2006   5   Stenhouse           Gordon         Foothills Research Institute                      Impacts of MPB and forest management response to Grizzly Bear Habitat Use.                      North-west                AB                         As mountain pine beetle-affected trees age in the forest, the incidence of decay is likely to increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and the nature of the decay found in the resource is likely to change from limited amounts of heart-rot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to increasing amounts of sap-rot. Given the scale of the current epidemic, sawmills can expect to
NRCan; Forintek Canada Corp.                    7.14   2007   2   Sterling            Rod            FPInnovations                                     Near infrared detection of decay in post-mountain pine beetle lumber.                                                     BC                         This project examines stand- of sap-rot in post-MPB wood. The speed at which lumber is salvage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            process increasing amounts and landscape-scale management principles related to the produced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         harvesting of MPB-caused mortality. It uses existing spatially explicit simulation models to simulate
                                            M075006;                                                                                                   Landscape strategies for mountain pine beetle management: some stewardship                                                                        several different management criteria such as harvest rate and distribution of cutblocks to examine
FIA-FSP                                     M086006    2006   2   Steventon           Douglas        British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    implications                                                                                    Nadina Forest District    BC                      different MPB management scenarios. Stewardship implications of these potentialmodelling and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Ministry research program and the BV Research Centre are collaborating in future landscapes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         field studies to assess stewardship implications of the rate and patterning of forest harvesting with
                                                                                                     Bulkley Valley Centre for Natural Resources                                                                                                                                                         immediate emphasis on Mountain Pine Beetle Strategies in the Nadina Forest Disrict (Lakes and
BC Ministry of Forests and Range            2005-03    2005   1   Steventon           Douglas        Research and Management                                                                                                                                         BC
                                                                                                                                                       Programming Changes to SELES for Assessing Some of the Mountain Pine Beetle Scenarios on Selected Wildlife Species                                Morice TSA's).stands and those with sufficient secondary SELES (Spatially Explicit Landscape Event
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mixed-species Preliminary landscape models writeen in structure can be fully stocked and free
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         growing post-harvest if most or all of the dead pine are removed without damaging the residual trees
                                                                                                     Forest Engineering Research Institute of          Harvesting beetle-killed lodgepole pine while protecting advanced regeneration and non-                                                           and the understorey trees, thereby helping to alleviate the anticipated fall-down in mid-term wood
FIA-FSP                                     M085120    2007   1   Stjernberg          Ernst          Canada                                            pine species                                                                                                           BC                         supply
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Most mountain from the current mountain pine beetle outbreak. This detailed study of harvesting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Prince George, Vanderhoof, Quesnel, and/or Williams Lakeresultingpine beetle management efforts in western Canada have targeted the control and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            suppression of beetle outbreaks through the use of "cut and remove", and "cut and leave" techniques.
                                                                                                     Forest Engineering Research Institute of          Review and Synthesis of the Historical Adaptive Management Strategies to Control                                                                     Beetle-proofing trials in British Columbia have typically involved thinning of lodgepole pine stands
NRCan                                           3.02   2004   1   Stjernberg          Ernst          Canada                                            Mountain Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae): Efficacy and economics.                                                   BC, AB                     fromscale of thespacing mountain pine beetle epidemic in m. Unpublished results of larger than past
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The below and current to an inter-tree distance of 4 to 6 British Columbia is much a recent survey           Review and Synthesis of Regeneration Methods in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            outbreak in the 1980s and the impact on forest management activities is greater. In the past, beetle-        Beetle-Killed Stands Following Mountain Pine Beetle
                                                                                                     Forest Engineering Research Institute of          Review and synthesis of regeneration methods in beetle-killed stands following mountain                                                              killed stands were salvaged and the cutovers were planted or left for natural regeneration. During the       (Dendroctonus ponderosae) Attack: A Literature
NRCan                                           3.22   2004   1   Stjernberg          Ernst          Canada                                            pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) attack.                                                                             BC                         current outbreak, it may not be possible varying degrees of mortality trees for primarily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mountain pine beetle outbreaks result into salvage all the beetle-killeddependingreasons ofon beetle         Review. 2005. Mitchell, J. Natural Resources Canada,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pressure, climatic conditions, stand age and structure, and tree species composition in affected
                                                                                                                                                       Incorporating mountain pine beetle impacts on stand dynamics in stand and landscape                                                                  stands. The development of MPB populations and resulting stand level mortality has been
NRCan                                           2.07   2003   1   Taylor              Steve          Canadian Forest Service                           level models: Evaluation and problem analysis.                                                                            BC                         represented in the MPB-Sim model based on ainterceptingmodel by Safraynik et al (1999)speed,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Healthy forests affect hydrologic processes by population snow and rain, reducing wind .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            altering the flow of energy available for snowmelt, and by pumping water from the soil to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            atmosphere through transpiration. The structure of forest canopies can vary greatly as a result of
NRCan                                           7.33   2007   1   Teti                Pat            British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    Effects of overstory mortality on snow accumulation and ablation.                                                         BC                         disturbanceswill test the feasibility andand this can alter the effect of the forestwhich addresses the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This Project such as fire and insects accuracy of a remote imaging method on snow interception
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            low reflectance and illumination challenges by acquiring images when snow covers the forest floor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and the sky is overcast. The method will be able to resolve features with a horizontal dimension of
NRCan                                           7.23   2007   1   Teti                Pat            British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    Novel aerial photography as an aid to studying secondary structure in pine stands.                                        BC                         approximately 10 cm. future economic are appropriate, the approach will generate the desired
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In order to reduce theWhen conditions impacts of the current mountain pine beetle outbreak, it is            Field Sampling for Attributes Related to the Shelf Life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            necessary to know the relationship between time-since-death and wood quality and quantity variables.         of Mountain Pine Beetle Killed Lodgepole Pine in the
                                                                                                                                                       Tree characteristics related to the shelf life of MPB-killed lodgepole pine stands in north                                                          In addition, the changes in stand structure, species composition, and the amount of coarse woody             Sub Boreal Spruce (SBS) Biogeoclimatic Zone. 2007.
NRCan                                           8.38   2006   1   Thrower             J. S.          J.S. Thrower and Associates Ltd                   central British Columbia.                                                                                                 BC                         A design and plan for systematically have potentially important implications to measure tree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            debris (CWD) following infestations sampling lodgepole pine trees in orderfor ecological                     Thrower, J.; Webb, J.; Harrison, D. Natural Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sample plan to measure tree characteristics related to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            characteristics related to shelf life are set forth. Lodgepole pine trees from a range of times since        the shelf life of mountain pine beetle-killed lodgepole
                                                                                                                                                       Sample design and sample plan for the determination of timber quality and deterioration                                                              death by mountain pine beetle attack, geographic area, ecological conditions, and tree size will be          pine trees in British Columbia. 2005. Thrower, J.;
NRCan                                           8.22   2004   1   Thrower; Harrison   J. S.; Dave    J.S. Thrower and Associates Ltd.; CFS             through time on forestlands impacted by mountain pine beetle.                                                             BC                         selected, measured and analyzed. The focus of the beetle is afflicted information to build
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lodgepole pine trees attacked by the mountain pine sampleareto collectthrough the introduction of            Willis, R.; De Jong, R.J.; spectroscopic sensor H.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Development of a portableGilbert, D.; Robertson,to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a         ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ophiostom piliferum a fungus that causes blue stain in the sapwood. Colonization of lodgepole pine           measure wood and fibre properties in standing
                                                                                                                                                       Development of a portable rapid assessment tool to quantify wood and fibre quality                                                                   with this fungus interrupts the transport of water through the phloem to the crown and ultimately kills      mountain pine beetle-attacked trees and decked logs.
NRCan                                           8.14   2006   1   Trung               Thanh          Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada       deterioration in standing lodgepole pine trees and decked logs.                                                           BC                         the tree. Other wood decaying fungi are also introduced during this time. Mountain wood Beetle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            With the advent of the mountain pine beetle epidemic a large amount of bluestained Pine is now               Addressing E.; Uy, N.; Wallbacks, L. Natural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2006. Hsieh,Marketplace Durability Issues with Post-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            coming onto the market. Bluestained wood raises questions from some customers who are unfamiliar             Mountain Pine Beetle Lodgepole Pine - A Compilation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with it. For some markets bluestained wood is not acceptable or is limited to a only a small proportion      of Three Reports. 2005. Byrne, T.; Uzunovic, A.
NRCan                                           8.06   2005   1   Uzunovic            Adnan          Forintek Canada Corp.                             Addressing marketplace durability issues with beetle-killed lodgepole pine.                                               BC                         Trees killed by mountain pine beetle will over time become colonized by organisms associated with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of the lumber or panel product. Japanese consumers equate bluestain to the first stage of decay and          Heat disinfestation Canada, Canadian Forest Service,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Natural Resourcesof mountain pine beetle-affected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the beetle as well as other organisms that will subsequently attack these trees. Exporters of lumber         wood. 2007. Uzunovic, A.; Khadempour, L. Natural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            or logs are obligated by Canadian law to apply approved treatments for phytosanitary purposes.               Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           o
NRCan                                           8.41   2006   2   Uzunovic            Adnan          Forintek Canada Corp.                             Heat disinfestation of MPB-infected wood.                                                                                 BC                         Heating Interior ponderosa pine stands have not been actively managed for decades; however, they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Southernto 56 C for at least 30-minutes in a kiln or heating chamber is the most common treatment            Forestry Centre, Victoria, B.C. Mountain Pine Beetle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         have high recreational and ecological value and have been economically valuable in the past. The
                                                                                                                                                       Sustainable management of the ponderosa pine parkland ecosystems in the Thompson                                                                  high levels of mortality caused by the current MPB epidemic are creating growing pressures for
FIA-FSP               Y0902240; Y081240; Y092240       2007   3   Vyse                Alan           Thompson Rivers University                        River watershed after the mountain pine beetle epidemic.                                                                 BC                       active management, but there is very limited restoration efforts. This project the plywood/LVL mills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Thompson River valley from Lytton to Chase and Barrieremountain pine beetle (MPB)aattack has changed the resource available towill study the short-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in the BC interior. To make high performance and durable engineered wood products for higher
                                                                                                                                                       Development of high-performance and durable engineered wood products using PF                                                                     value recovery, impregnating MPB veneer with a low molecular weight (MW) phenol-formaldehyde
NRCan; Forintek Canada Corp.                    7.21   2007   2   Wang                Brad           FPInnovations                                     impregnated post-MPB veneer.                                                                                             BC                       (PF) resin could be a viable processing strategy/product option. The key objective of this project is to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         By linking the results of two long-term, shelterwood silvicultural systems trials in BC in the SBS and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ICH zones, this project aims to address management questions about stocking levels after MPB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            salvage, and the productivity, regeneration, and future health of forests affected by root disease.
FIA-FSP                                     Y073043    2004   3   Waterhouse          Michaela       British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    Shelterwood silvicultural systems to address integrated resource management issues.             Southern interior         BC                         The shelf life of mountain pine beetle infested lodgepole pine development, and non-timber values will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Relationships between residual stand structure, understorey stands is predicated on the economics            A wood and fibre quality-deterioration model for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of salvage and utilization of mountain pine beetle infested trees within a period of time that maintains     mountain pine beetle-killed trees by biogeoclimatic
                                                                                                                                                       A wood and fibre quality deterioration model for mountain pine beetle infested trees by                                                              the economic value of the tree. The issue is the length of time since infestation that trees remain          subzone. 2006. Trent, T.; Lawrence, V.; Woo, K.
NRCan                                           8.15   2005   1   Watson              Paul           Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada       biogeoclimatic subzone.                                                                                                   BC                         economically merchantable (i.e. how long before intrinsic stem moisture content, wood density and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lodgepole pine trees attacked by the mountain pine beetle are afflicted through the introduction of          Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cost implications for thermomechanical pulping and
                                                                                                                                                       Synthesis of impacts of increased use of chips with elevated pitch levels, dry chips                                                                            a          ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ophiostom piliferum a fungus that causes bluestain in the sapwood. Colonization of lodgepole pine            brightening of blue-stained chips. 2007. Hu, T.; Johal,
                                                                                                                                                       (standing dead) and chips with blue stainon pulping: Cost implications for                                                                           sapwood with this fungus is generally believed to cause no structural damage or decay. Sawmill               S.; Yuen, B.; Williams, T.; Osmond; Watson, P.A.
NRCan                                            3.1   2003   1   Watson              Paul           Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada       thermomechanical pulping and brightening of blue stained chips.                                                           BC                         residual chips for pulp and papermaking are prepared from outer or sapwood as the stem is                    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The objectives of this project are to: increase the chance of controlling the cpread of MPB into west
Forest Resource Improvement                                                                          Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Wendy Crosina                                                                                                                                                            central Alberta by funding increased control activities in northeastern B.C. And to complete this work
Association of Alberta                  WEY DV-02-169 2006    1   Wearmouth           Pat            - contact)                                        2006 Mountain Pine Beetle Control Program to Prevent Excursions into Alberta                    Grande Prairie FMA        AB                         Duetimely manner in the winter/early spring of 2006 from localized infestation in British Columbia it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            in a to the threat of Mountain pine beetle infestation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            is necessary to take action to reduce the risk of beetles successflly dispersing into Alberta forests. A
Forest Resource Improvement                                                                          Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Wendy Crosina                                                                                                                                                            beetle monitoring and control project has been undertaken by Weyerhauser in cooperation with
Association of Alberta
Forest Resource Improvement             WEY GP-01-81 2006     1   Wearmouth           Pat            - contact)                                        Mountain Pine Beetle Control – 2002 to 2006                                                     Willmore Wilderness AreaAB                           Weldwood and Alberta Lands and is the most important damaging agent of by FRIAA (WEYGP-01-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) Forests. This work was previously finded mature Lodgepole pine
Association of Alberta (Weyerhaeuser                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Pl) in North America. Populations of MPB are generally limited only by food sources and climate.
Company Limited, ASRD, Medifor                                                                       Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Wendy Crosina       Mountain Pine Beetle(MPB) Susceptibility Model Verification – MPB Monitoring and                                                                   Lodgepole pine over the age of 80 years is considered the most susceptible to MPB attack, and
Limited; NRCan)                         WEY DV-02-181 2006    3   Wearmouth           Pat            - contact)                                        Control in West Central and North-western Alberta – 2006                                                                 Weyerhauser Grande Prairie, Edsonwatersheds, in-stream large woody debris (LWD) plays an important ecological roleIn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wilmore Wilderness Area;AB                         outbreaks have occured where extensive areas of pine over 90 years of age exist (Stock, 2004). in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In forested and Drayton Valley FMAs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          providing habitat for fish, reptiles and birds, transferring energy, foods and nutrients, and influencing
                                                                                                                                                       Long-term evaluation of impacts of wildfire and mountain pine beetle on large woody debris                                                         channel morphology and pool formation. Particularly, LWD forms one of the most important
FIA-FSP                Y051127; Y062127; Y073127       2004   3   Wei                 Adam           University of British Columbia                    recruitment and transportation processes.                                                       southern interior       BC                         ecologicalwidespread spruceforests and aquatic environments through the processes of input, output
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In 1975, a linkages between bark beetle infestation in the Bowron watershed (watershed size: 3590
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          km2) led to a large-scale salvage logging operation lasting approximately 10 years. This harvest of
                                                                                                                                                       Using GIS and Time Series Analysis to Evaluate Impacts of Large-Scale Salvage                                                                      approximately 900 km2 represents nearly 25% of the watershed and remains as one of the largest
FIA-FSP                                     M075036    2006   1   Wei                 Adam           University of British Columbia                    Logging on Hydrology in the BC Interior                                                         Interior                BC                         In aquatic environments, large woody debris (LWD) has 1954 to present) as an important structural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          clear-cut areas in province. The long flow records (from been recognized from the hydrometric
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          element and critical to the maintenance of aquatic habitat. Understanding the dynamic properties of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LWD is an important issue in riparian and watershed management. With the funding from the FSP in
FIA-FSP                                     L099021    2008   1   Wei                 Adam           University of British Columbia                                                                                                                  southern interior
                                                                                                                                                       Long-term evaluation of impacts of wildfire and mountain pine beetle infestation on in-stream wood recruitment and transport processes.            2004/2005 (Y051127) andis a naturally occurring 2006/2007 (Y07327) a long-term that acts as an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The mountain pine beetle 2005/2006 (Y062127), forest insect in western Canada experimental                     A Synthesis of the Economic Efficiency of Beetle-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          agent of change and renewal in the forest system. Under certain conditions, the beetle populations             Proofing Management Options. 2005. Patriquin, M.N.;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          expand rapidly resulting in an infestation with the ability to disrupt the future flow of timber used to       Leake, N.L.; White, W.A. Natural Resources Canada,
NRCan                                           3.01   2004   1   White               Bill           Canadian Forest Service                           A synthesis of the economic efficiency of beetle-proofing management options.                                           BC, AB                     support human communities. Beetle-proofing is a form of preventative maintenance used to of policy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Economic impact analysis provides assistance to policy makers with respect to implicationsmaintain             Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Regional economic implications of the mountain pine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          options or external influences on the economic system. This study investigates the regional economic           beetle infestation in the northern interior of British
                                                                                                                                                       Assessing the economic impacts of mountain pine beetle infestations and other natural                                                              impacts resulting from the current mountain pine beetle infestation in the Northern Interior Forest            Columbia. 2005. Patriquin, M.N.; Heckbert, S.;
NRCan                                           3.11   2004   1   White               Bill           Canadian Forest Service                           disturbance in British Columbia: a regional, multi-regional and provincial status                                       BC                         Mountain British Columbia, Canada. Two study areas within the Northern Interior are investigated:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Region ofPine Beetle infestations in the BC Interior will have significant regional economic impacts.          Nickerson, C.; Spence, M.M.; White, W.A. Natural
                                                                                                                                                       Assessing the economic impacts of mountain pine beetle infestations and other natural                                                              The project replicates an existing Mountain Pine Beetle Initiative project investigating the economic
                                                                                                                                                       disturbance in forest dependent regions of British Columbia: region specific economic                                                              impacts of infestations in two sub-regions in the Northern Interior to four sub-regions in the Southern
NRCan                                           3.27   2004   1   White               Bill           Canadian Forest Service                           impact modeling within the emergency bark beetle management area.                                                       BC                         Interior. The existingtrees killed by mountain pine beetle has disrupted orderly harvesting plans and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The large volume of project examines impacts in the Morice-Lakes Innovative Forest Practices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          log inventory management in affected forest regions. Storage of logs under an insulated snowpack
                                                                                                                                                       Evaluating the potential to store beetle-killed logs under insulated snow pack to mitigate                                                         can prevent deterioration of log value, reduce volume loss, and mitigate future falldown. This project
FIA-FSP                                     Y071330    2006   1   Whitehead           Roger          Canadian Forest Service                           volume and value losses after mountain pine beetle attack.                                                                                         assesses the strategic potential to store beetle killed logs under an insulated snowpack, examines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               BC, Ontario, International The lodgepole pine forests of western Canada that have developed without active forest management              ―Beetle-proofed‖ lodgepole pine stands in interior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          are highly susceptible to the development of large-scale outbreaks of mountain pine beetle. Planned            British Columbia have less damage from mountain pine
                                                                                                                                                       Expansion of "beetle-proofing" research and operational evaluation for feedback and                                                                stand replacement may be necessary to sustain a landscape mosaic where landscape level attributes              beetle. 2005. Whitehead, R.J.; Russo, G. Natural
NRCan                                           1.01   2003   3   Whitehead           Roger          Canadian Forest Service                           adaptive management.                                                                                                    BC                         The as age class distribution, opening Challenges and mix will not promote the future development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          such―Mountain Pine Beetle Symposium: size and speciesSolutions‖ was held in Kelowna, British                   Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mountain Pine Beetle Symposium: Challenges and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Columbia, Canada on October 30-31, 2003. This meeting was organized by Natural Resources                       Solutions. 2004. Shore, T.L.; Brooks, J.E.; Stone, J.E.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre and funded through the Government of                  editors., October 30-31, 2003, Kelowna, British
NRCan                                           8.01   2003   1   Wilson              Bill           Canadian Forest Service                           Mountain Pine Beetle Symposium: Challenges and Solutions. October 30, 2003.                                             BC                         Canada Mountain Pinethe spring of 2003, pockets of dying people representing the forest industry,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In central B.C., during Beetle Initiative. Approximately 250 mountain pine beetle larvae with darkened,        Columbia. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          distended hindguts were discovered in areas with well-established mountain pine beetle populations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Although cold temperatures may have been a factor, the color of the larvae was atypical, suggestive
NRCan                                           1.05   2003   1   Winder              Richard        Canadian Forest Service                           Microbial impacts on larvae of mountain pine beetle                                                                     BC                         Mountain pine beetles, in their mass attack on lodgepole information concerning potential microbial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of microbial attack. This was interesting, as there is littlepines, inoculate blue-stain fungi, (primarily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ophiostom   atoid), as well as other mycelial fungi and yeasts, into the sapwood, which ultimately
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          results in eventual tree death. The blue-stain that persists in the sapwood of the infested trees lowers
NRCan                                           3.28   2003   1   Woo                 Kathy          Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada       The Impacts of Blue Stain on the Forest Products Industry.                                                              BC                         The overall objective of trees used for lumber and pulp. As the pine beetle epidemic is spreading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the commercial valueof the study is to develop a robust, practical approach for the mapping of                 Detecting and mapping mountain pine beetle red-attack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mountain pine beetle (MPB) red attack using remotely sensed data. The project will make use of                 damage with SPOT-5 10-m multispectral imagery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          multiple data sources at multiple scales and will focus on the integration and synthesis of information;       2006. White, J.C.; Wulder, M.A.; Grills, D. Natural
NRCan                                           6.01   2007   1   Wulder              Mike           Canadian Forest Service                           Red attack stage mapping with remotely sensed data.                                                                                                This proposal outlines the enabling the generation of value-added information products that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          emphasis will be placed ondevelopment of a multi-scale monitoring system using a network of high               Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          spatial resolution remotely sensed sample plots. This monitoring system will capture the damage
                                                                                                                                                       Monitoring to reduce the future risk of mountain pine beetle attack: Project management                                                            caused by mountain pine beetle infestations over time, and facilitate the detection of future changes in
NRCan                                           7.01   2007   1   Wulder              Mike           Canadian Forest Service                           and monitoring implementation.                                                                                          BC, AB                     This project was focused on reviewing monitored area. options for of this kind is critical for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the population levels of the beetle in theremote detection Information mapping the spread of the               A technique for mapping the impact of mountain pine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mountain pine beetle (MPB) across western Canada. The goal was to identify the potential utility and           beetle. 2004. Wulder, M.A.; Franklin, S.E.; Skakun,
                                                                                                                                                       Synthesis and assessment of remote sensing techniques for detection of green, red and                                                              limitations of remotely sensed data in the detection and mapping of mountain pine beetle impact                R.S.; Dymond, C.C. Natural Resources Canada,
NRCan                                           2.02   2003   1   Wulder              Mike           Canadian Forest Service                           grey stages of MPB attack.                                                                                              western Canada             through green, red and grey stages of attack. The subtlety of the spectral change in the green-attack          Detection Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Canadian and monitoring of the mountain pine beetle.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2004. Wulder, M.A.; Dymond, C.C.; Erickson, R.D.
                                                                                                                                                       Workshop to aid in the development of research priorities for remote sensing of mountain                                                                                                                                                                          Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service,
NRCan                                           2.08              Wulder              Mike           Canadian Forest Service                           pine beetle attack.                                                                                                       BC, AB                                                                                                                                  Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Information


BC Ministry of Forests and Range                                  Yanchuk             Alvin          British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    35 year measurements for the lodgepole pine provanance study.

                                                                                                                                                       Characterization of Genetic Variation of Resistance in Lodgepole Pine (PI) to Attack by
BC Ministry of Forests and Range                                  Yanchuk             Alvin          British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range    Mountain Pine Beetle.                                                                                                                                Currently, over 1 000 000 ha have been moderately or severely attacked by mountain pine beetles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (Dendroctonus ponderosae) in west-central BC, including a large portion of the Itcha-Ilgachuz
                                                                                                                                                       Effects of a mountain pine beetle epidemic on forest floor vegetation dynamics and lichen                                                            caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) winter range in the very dry, very cold subzone of the Montane
FIA-FSP                                     Y091176    2005   3   Youds               John           British Columbia Ministry of the Environment      regeneration in the Itcha Ilgachuz caribou winter range in the Quesnel TSA                      Quesnel TSA               BC                         Spruce (MSxv) biogeoclimatic zone. Itcha-Ilgachuz caribou winter in low elevation forested habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To review related literature and compile a document containing acceptable methods for transport of
                                                                                                     Forest Engineering Research Institute of                                                                                                                                                               MPB-infested wood in Alberta and to dispose of resulting wood waste after processing such wood at
Alberta SRD                                            2006   1                                      Canada                                            Transport and waste disposal options for MPB-infested pine wood in Alberta                                                AB                         sawmills. Draft report submitted; final report overdue.

Forest Resource Improvement
Association of Alberta                  ANC-01-035                                                                                                     Mountain Pine Beetle Management Initiative
Last Name     First Name   Organization

Mayer         Bruce        Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

Ranasinghe    Sunil        Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
                           BC Ministry of Environment (Water
Cheong        Tony         Stewardship Divison)

Dykstra       Pamela       Biome Ecological Consultants LTD.
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forest and
DeLong        Craig        Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forest and
Klenner       Walt         Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forest and
Seip          Dale         Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
Arsenault     Andre        Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
Beck          Judi         Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
Berch         Shannon      Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
Brockley      Robert P.    Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
Campbell      Elizabeth    Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
Coates        David        Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
DeBoice       Rod          Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
Eng           Marvin       Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
Maclauchlan   Lorraine     Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
Maloney       David        Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
Martin        Patrick      Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
McLellan      Bruce        Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
Newsome       Teresa       Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
Nigh          Gordon       Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
Rex           John         Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
Teti          Pat          Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
Waterhouse    Michaela     Range
                           British Columbia Ministry of Forests and
Yanchuk       Alvin        Range
Youds       John       British Columbia Ministry of the Environment
                       Bulkley Valley Centre for Natural Resources
Laing       Kirsteen   Research and Management
                       Bulkley Valley Centre for Natural Resources
Morgan      Don        Research and Management
                       Bulkley Valley Centre for Natural Resources
Steventon   Douglas    Research and Management

Bradley     Bruce      Canadian Forest Products Ltd.

Day         Steven     Canadian Forest Products Ltd.

Deschamps   Kerry      Canadian Forest Products Ltd.

Alfaro      René       Canadian Forest Service

Allen       Eric       Canadian Forest Service

Barclay     Hugh, J.   Canadian Forest Service

Burton      Philip     Canadian Forest Service

Carroll     Allan      Canadian Forest Service

Cooke       Barry      Canadian Forest Service

Harrison    Dave       Canadian Forest Service

Hawkes      Brad       Canadian Forest Service

Krygier     Richard    Canadian Forest Service

Langor      Dave       Canadian Forest Service

McFarlane   Bonnie     Canadian Forest Service

Parkins     John       Canadian Forest Service

Shore       Terry      Canadian Forest Service

Taylor      Steve      Canadian Forest Service

White       Bill       Canadian Forest Service

Whitehead   Roger      Canadian Forest Service

Wilson      Bill       Canadian Forest Service

Winder      Winder     Canadian Forest Service

Wulder      Mike       Canadian Forest Service
Cichowski         Deborah    Caribou Consulting

Dempster          Dick       Foothills Research Institute

Podlubny          Don        Foothills Research Institute

Stenhouse         Gordon     Foothills Research Institute
                             Forest Engineering Research Institute of
Bennett           Doug       Canada
                             Forest Engineering Research Institute of
Jokai             Rob        Canada
                             Forest Engineering Research Institute of
Sauder            Tony       Canada
                             Forest Engineering Research Institute of
Stjernberg        Ernst      Canada

Blenner-Hassett   Trevor     Forestec Forest Consulting

Byrne             Tony       Forintek Canada Corp.

Dai               Chunping   Forintek Canada Corp.

Feng              Martin     Forintek Canada Corp.

Oliverira         Luiz       Forintek Canada Corp.

Orbay             Laszlo     Forintek Canada Corp.

Uzunovic          Adnan      Forintek Canada Corp.

Lum               Conroy     Forintek Canada Corp.

Dalpke            Barbara    FPInnovations

Sterling          Rod        FPInnovations

Wang              Brad       FPInnovations

Brdicko           Jan        FPInnovations - Forintek Canada Corp.
                             FPInnovations - Pulp and Paper Research
Sherson           Gail       Institute of Canada

Purdy             Bob        Fraser Basin Council

McDonald          Carson     FRIAA

Nash              Todd       FRIAA

Fall              Andrew     Gowlland Technologies Ltd.

Thrower           J. S.      J.S. Thrower and Associates Ltd.
McNay              Scott       McGregor Model Forest Association

Harper             George      Ministry of Forest and Range

Nealis             V. G.       Natural Resources Canada
                               Olds College School of Science and
Hamilton           Mike        Innovation
                               Pulp and Paper Research Institute of
Bicho              Paul        Canada
                               Pulp and Paper Research Institute of
Hamad              Wadood      Canada
                               Pulp and Paper Research Institute of
Hu                 Thomas      Canada
                               Pulp and Paper Research Institute of
Trung              Thanh       Canada
                               Pulp and Paper Research Institute of
Watson             Paul        Canada
                               Pulp and Paper Research Institute of
Woo                Kathy       Canada

Cocksedge          Wendy       Royal Roads University

McIntosh           Rory        SERM

Roberts            Arthur      Simon Fraser University

Ortner             Chris       Skeetchestn Indian Band

Carlyle-Moses      Darryl      Thompson Rivers University

Vyse               Alan        Thompson Rivers University

Admowicz           Victor      University of Alberta

Boutin             Stan        University of Alberta

Cooke              Janice      University of Alberta

Erbilgen           Nadir       University of Alberta

Evendon            Maya        University of Alberta

He                 Fangliang   University of Alberta

Lewis              Mark        University of Alberta

Sanchez-Azofeifa   Arturo      University of Alberta

Silins             Uldis       University of Alberta

Sperling           Felix       University of Alberta
Alila          Younes              University of British Columbia

Black          Andrew              University of British Columbia

Breuil         Colette             University of British Columbia

Brown          Sandra              University of British Columbia

Bunnell        Fred                University of British Columbia

Chan-MacLeod   Ann                 University of British Columbia

Coops          Nicholas            University of British Columbia

Ercmar         Emina               University of British Columbia

Evans          Phil                University of British Columbia

Feller         Michael             University of British Columbia

Haeussler      Sybille             University of British Columbia

Hassan         Marwan              University of British Columbia

Hinch          Scott               University of British Columbia

Innes          John                University of British Columbia

Kadla          John                University of British Columbia

Kimmins        Hamish (James P.) University of British Columbia

Lam            Frank               University of British Columbia

Larson         Bruce               University of British Columbia

LeMay          Valerie             University of British Columbia

Lewis          Kathy               University of British Columbia

Lyons          C. Kevin            University of British Columbia

Maness         Thomas              University of British Columbia

Marshall       Peter               University of British Columbia

Martin         Kathy               University of British Columbia

McLean         John                University of British Columbia

Meitner        Michael             University of British Columbia
Mellina      Eric       University of British Columbia

Moore        Dan        University of British Columbia

Nelson       John       University of British Columbia

Seely        Brad       University of British Columbia

Simard       Suzanne    University of British Columbia

Wei          Adam       University of British Columbia
                        University of British Columbia, Forest
Saddler      Jack       Sciences Centre

Carpendale   Sheelagh   University of Calgary

Reid         Mary       University of Calgary

Aukema       Brian      University of Northern British Columbia

Boon         Sarah      University of Northern British Columbia

Egger        Keith      University of Northern British Columbia

Green        Scott      University of Northern British Columbia

Hartley      Ian, D.    University of Northern British Columbia

Hawkins      Chris      University of Northern British Columbia

Huber        Dezene     University of Northern British Columbia

Jackson      Peter      University of Northern British Columbia

Lindgren     Staffan    University of Northern British Columbia

Murray       Brent      University of Northern British Columbia

Gibson       John       University of Victoria

Neimann      Olaf       University of Victoria

Nelson       Trisalyn   University of Victoria

Scarth       Rachel     University of Victoria

Boots        Barry      Wilfrid Laurier University

				
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