• NAFSE

Managing pitch pine under the threat of southern pine beetle

Updated: Jul 20



STRENGTHENING A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

TO MITIGATE THE EFFECTS OF SOUTHERN PINE BEETLE

science-, community-, and action-focused fact sheet (PDF)


WORKSHOP SYNOPSIS


On April 28, this three-hour virtual workshop helped participants make practical plans and establish a community of practice around pitch pine barren management in light of southern pine beetle (SPB). Participants shared resources for developing management plans for at-risk pitch pine stands across the northeastern U.S. and information about applications of thinning and prescribed fire. A follow-up workshop on May 12 enabled participants to “woodshed” their individual management plans.

WORKSHOP RESOURCES AND RESULTS