Panels will focus on science and management
SUMMIT COUNTY — Conservation experts, forest managers, loggers and scientists will gather at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge this week to pow-wow once again on the condition of Colorado’s devastated lodgepole pine stands.
The Colorado Bark Beetle Collaborative summit meeting is set for Friday, October 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge.
A science panel will discuss the ecology of lodgepole pine forests and the future of post-beetle forests from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The next session is a Q & A moderated by Dr. Tony Cheng, associate professor in forest policy and director of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute at Colorado State University.
After lunch, various agency officials will spend some time talking about forest health treatments, the extent of the beetle infestation and broader regional goals with regard to bark beetles.
The wrap-up session will focus on key take-aways related to post-beetle forests (although the beetles will come again, so it could just as easily be called “pre-beetle.”), and setting a roadmap for the Colorado Bark Beetle Collaborative for 2012.