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Some find art in wood killed by beetles

by Beetle Blog April 26, 2011 April 26, 2011

Some have thought about the beetle-kill epidemic in a different light — many even turning it into a profit. Artisan communities in the Intermountain West …

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How to best manage pine beetle’s legacy of dead trees

by Beetle Blog April 12, 2011 April 12, 2011

While recent data may suggest that the current pine beetle epidemic could be winding down, the pine beetle’s legacy — a trademark, rust-red landscape — …

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Beetle epidemic may impact society more than forests themselves

by Beetle Blog March 29, 2011 March 29, 2011

What we do know is there are foresters who say that by removing beetle-killed lodgepole pine, for instance, we can make way for a diversity …

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Logging adapts to beetle epidemic

by Beetle Blog March 15, 2011 March 15, 2011

Logging adapts to beetle epidemic
By Quinn Lance
Everyone has been affected by the mountain pine beetle epidemic, regardless of whether he or she is aware of …

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Cold snap no challenge to bark beetle

by Beetle Blog February 22, 2011 February 22, 2011

I began to think, if temperatures as low as 39 degrees below zero Fahrenheit do not have to the potential to kill the mountain pine …

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UW students explore uses for beetle-killed trees

by Brie Richardson January 11, 2011 January 11, 2011

Biofuel production uses organic materials to produce fuel for use in transportation vehicles of all kinds, including cars and planes. The capstone class evaluated the …

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Using Maps to See What’s Out There — GIS and Beetles

by Brie Richardson December 7, 2010 December 7, 2010

GIS is a computer software technology that helps people visualize data. It allows people to see a map representation of whatever information interests them about …

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Meet two ENR Students

by Brie Richardson November 2, 2010 November 2, 2010

With his background in economics, Darlington Sabasi of Zimbabwe, a UW graduate student, has been asking a number of questions for his team, such as …

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Bark Beetles and NEPA

by Brie Richardson October 26, 2010 October 26, 2010

The students come from all kinds of disciplines – economics, biology, American Studies, for instance – because ENR is a dual-degree program, where students major …

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Visiting the Med Bow

by Brie Richardson October 19, 2010 October 19, 2010

Students of UW’s Environment and Natural Resource Capstone Class have been broken into teams to begin developing an environmental assessment on a real-world problem, a …

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Eyeing Beetles

by Brie Richardson October 11, 2010 October 11, 2010

The bark beetle epidemic is one of the most important issues facing Western resource managers in decades. Beetles have ravaged forests across the Intermountain West …