Forest Service Plans to Attack Budworms
Written by Andrew-Rossi on November 20, 2017
The most recent insect to blame for killing trees in the Shoshone National Forest is the Spruce Budworm – and the Forest Service is hoping to attack the tiny invaders with a vegetation management plan.
The Forest Service last week released a draft Environmental Assessment for what they are calling the Budworm Response Project. Kristie Salzmann with the Shoshone National Forest describes the difference between the Pine Bark Beetle infestation that affected the North Fork corridor, and the Spruce Budworm, which has spread in epidemic proportions in the Crandall area of the Clarks Fork Ranger District.
The draft environmental assessment for this project may be viewed on the Shoshone National Forest website. Along with the release of this document, a 30-day comment period began last Wednesday, November 15 and will end Thursday, December 14.