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Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF bark beetles not invited to the picnic

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

As we recently told you, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest will soon begin applying insecticides in popular recreation areas.

In this feature interview, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge's re-forestation forester, Bruce Schuelke, tells Edward O'Brien the spraying's necessary to protect valuable areas that could be threatened by the mountain pine beetle.

O’Brien first landed at Montana Public Radio three decades ago as a news intern while attending the University of Montana School of Journalism. His first career job out of school was covering the 1995 Montana Legislature. When the session wrapped up, O’Brien was fortunate enough to land a full-time position at the station as a general assignment reporter. Feel free to drop him a line at
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