Mountain Pine Beetle in Alberta

Welcome to Alberta's mountain pine beetle site.

Mountain pine beetles pose a serious threat to Alberta's forests.

Mountain pine beetles are attacking the province's pine trees. Left unmanaged, MPB could devastate Alberta's pine forests and spread eastward across Canada's boreal region.

Here you will find information on everything from beetle biology to what is being done to manage the infestation in the province.

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The mountain pine beetle is a member of the bark beetle family and is the most damaging insect pest of pine trees in western North America.

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Updated: Mar 11, 2015