1. The mountain pine beetle has transformed our western forests in recent years. Meet this diminutive insect and glimpse its life in the pines. Visit beyondbarkbeetles.org to view the rest of the videos in this ten-part series exploring how bark beetles are changing our forests, and human responses to those changes.

    Produced by the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. Filming and editing by Morgan Heim.

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  2. An unlikely team of researchers is trying to understand how water moves differently through the forest. Visit beyondbarkbeetles.org to view the rest of the videos in this ten-part series exploring how bark beetles are changing our forests, and human responses to those changes.

    Produced by the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. Filming and editing by Morgan Heim.

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  3. Climbers and others who pursue outdoor recreation are seeing big changes to their favorite places as bark beetles transform our forests. The U.S. Forest Service strives to keep recreation areas safe and open in the face of these changes. Visit beyondbarkbeetles.org to view the rest of the videos in this ten-part series exploring how bark beetles are changing our forests, and human responses to those changes.

    Produced by the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. Filming and editing by Morgan Heim.

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  4. A fire lookout, a hydrologist, a botanist, and a fire management officer explore the complex relationships between bark beetles and wildfire in hot, dry forests. Visit beyondbarkbeetles.org to view the rest of the videos in this ten-part series exploring how bark beetles are changing our forests, and human responses to those changes.

    Produced by the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. Filming and editing by Morgan Heim.

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  5. Even people who live far away from forests may be affected by the bark beetle outbreak. Especially if, like the residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming, they rely on an important resource--drinking water--that comes from the forest. Visit beyondbarkbeetles.org to view the rest of the videos in this ten-part series exploring how bark beetles are changing our forests, and human responses to those changes.

    Produced by the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. Filming and editing by Morgan Heim.

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Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles

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This is a ten-part video series exploring how bark beetles are changing our local forests and the different ways people who use the forests are responding to those changes. All of the videos were filmed in the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests in


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This is a ten-part video series exploring how bark beetles are changing our local forests and the different ways people who use the forests are responding to those changes. All of the videos were filmed in the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests in Wyoming and Colorado. This production is a partnership between the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute and the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests. Morgan Heim filmed and edited the videos.

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