Mountain Pine Beetle and Ips Bark Beetle

The Mountain pine beetle (mpb) 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:

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Mailing Address

Forest Health
Boulder County Land Use
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

Property Owner &
Private Land Issues

Ryan Ludlow
Outreach Forester
Land Use Department

County Managed
Open Space Lands

Chad Julian
Sr. Resource specialist
Forestry and Fire
Parks and Open Space