Pine beetle deforestationBeetles, Water & Climate

Beetles, Water & Climate (BWC) is a multi-purpose web resource intended for researchers, forest managers, water managers, public officials, and other professionals who are investigating and responding to impacts of the Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) infestation and other bark beetle infestations in the mid-Rocky Mountain region (Colorado, Wyoming, Utah).

BWC is part of a WWA-funded project, "Forests, Climate, and Change", which began in 2009 and is led by Jeff Lukas and Eric Gordon. The development of BWC was discussed at the Making Connections meeting in December 2009.

BWC has three sections:

People and Research - Researchers working on bark beetle research projects in the Rocky Mountain region

References - Published research papers and reports on different bark beetle topics, focusing on but not limited to water- and climate-related research

Events - Recent and upcoming workshops and symposia on bark beetle science, including the WWA-CFRI "Making Connections" meeting in Boulder, CO (Dec. 7, 2009), the two WWA Mountain Pine Beetle Science Symposia on impacts on the hydrologic cycle and water quality (April 8, 2010 and April 25, 2011), and the Utah Bark Beetles and Watersheds workshop in Salt Lake City (December 1, 2011)