The Saratoga Sun -

By Liz Wood 

Bouncing back from bark beetles

University of Wyoming shares insight on the forest and its defense mechanisms


The forest is resilient. That was the message from the United State Forest Service and The University of Wyoming Thursday night at the Platte Valley Community Center on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests.

The dead trees are hard to miss when traveling through the forest by vehicle. Brent Ewers, an associate professor with the University of Wyoming Department of Botany, said there is a mosaic of living and dead trees in the forest, which has always been the case.

Ewers is part of a research team which studies how the trees die and the process, and what some of the ecosystems processes a...

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