Officials try to avert Tahoe beetle infestation (RGJ)

Foresters have issued a “call to action” to prevent further spread of a major bark beetle epidemic, with targeted land including the Lake Tahoe area and other parts of the Sierra.

About 2.4 million acres of “high priority” at risk of being overrun by beetles have been identified for potential treatment by the Council of Western State Foresters. Much of the land is in the Sierra and near communities where widespread tree mortality could produce extreme fire danger.

Read the complete story at the Reno Gazette-Journal.

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