The Wilder-Highlands Mountain Pine Beetle (MBP) Response Project is an urgent, holistic forest management project on National Forest System and private lands in the Colorado Rockies. This project is setting new standards for shared stewardship and it is an example of how effective collaboration leads to amazing results.
The NFF is working closely with the U.S. Forest Service, Colorado State Forest Service, Wilder on the Taylor, Gunnison-Highlands, and local citizens and businesses to complete this project. Every partner, including nearby landowners, plays a crucial role in implementing the project across jurisdictional boundaries.
The mountain pine beetle is a native bark beetle that impacted nearly 3.4 million acres of forests in Colorado from 1996 to 2014. It can infest and kill all pine species found in Colorado.