Aerial survey: Bark beetle outbreaks expanding in Colorado


By Ryan Lockwood
Special to The SUN
Bark beetle outbreaks have continued to expand in parts of Colorado, based on a 2018 aerial forest health survey conducted by the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) and U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. Every year, the agencies work together to aerially monitor forest health conditions on millions of forested acres across the state.

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