Mountain Pine Beetle Turns Jasper Forests Red, Raises Fire Concerns

The patchwork of green forests in and around Jasper National Park is increasingly interrupted with splashes of red.

According to a report by CBC News, It’s a sign of destruction caused by the mountain pine beetle and it’s more apparent than ever before in Alberta’s westernmost forests — altering the landscape that greets visitors to the iconic national park and prompting debate about how to manage the effects of tinder-dry, dead wood near the townsite. read more >>