Mountain Pine Beetle

British Columbia has a wide-ranging response to the mountain pine beetle epidemic, which is expected to run its course by 2021.

The province is focused on reforestation, forest inventory, product innovation and intensive silviculture. Concurrently, the BC forest industry continues to create innovative opportunities for salvaged timber through value-added, bioenergy and structural uses.

Through the collective efforts of BC forest companies, trade associations, research institutes and academia, new and innovative product applications continue to be investigated and developed.

 

Mountain Pine Beetle Fact Sheet

The mountain pine beetle has always been a natural element of BC’s interior pine forests.