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A big picture look at the effects of the mountain pine beetle

RICK NEWTON

413,000 acres

312,000 acres

95,000 acres

81,000 acres, or all medium and large diameter primarly lodgepole pine in Summit County

Lodgepole pine likely affected by beetle epidemic:

71,000 acres

all medium and large diameter mostly lodgepole pine

less than 40 percent, 41,000 acres

less than 40 percent used as the standard of ability to allow ground tractor-based harvest

less than 40 percent slope within 1 mile of a road, 40,000 acres

less than 40 percent slope within 1/2 mile of a road, 35,000 acres

less than 40 percent slope and roadless, 8,000 acres

4,000 acres

ready to implement harvest plan or under contract, including non-lodgepole pine

10,000 acres = 15.63 square miles


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