The Mountain Pine Beetle and Ips bark beetle are both native insects of western North America. Both species of beetle have been impacting a variety of species of pine trees in Boulder County for several years now. Each individual homeowner can take steps to minimize the impact on their land, speed the recovery of the forest around them, and minimize the danger of wildfire on their property.
The following resources contain information on what individuals can do to reduce the impacts on their land:
- Boulder County Bark Beetle Inspector Identification and Treatment Field Guide
- A Landowner’s Guide to Living with Bark Beetles
- Ips and Mountain Pine Beetle Presentation
- Colorado State Forest Service MPB management resources for landowners
- Colorado State Forest Service Mountain Pine Beetle publication
- Colorado State Forest Service Ips Bark Beetle resources for landowners
Colorado State Forest Service Ips Bark Beetle publication
- Colorado State Forest Service Ips Bark Beetle update
- Forest Health Maps of bark beetle infestation patterns on the Northern Front Range
Return to Forest Health page.