Bugs & Diseases Newsletter

The Bugs & Diseases newsletter informs staff, Forest Industry and other forestry-related personnel about current forest health issues.

The newsletter is written assuming a basic understanding of forestry-related concepts and is published tri-annually in April, August, and December.

Current Year's Issues

Past Year's Issues
YearIssue
2017December (15 pages, 6.1MB)August (10 pages, 2.8 MB)April (12 pages, 4.2 MB)
2016December (12 pages 6MB)August- (6 pages, 2.1 MB)April - (12 pages, 8.0 MB)
2015December -- (11 pages, 4.2 MB)August- (11 pages, 5.3 MB)April - (11 pages, 7.0 MB)
2014December - (12 pages, 2.5 MB)August- (11 pages, 3.5 MB)April- (11 pages, 3.4 MB)
2013December- (13 pages, 3.0 MB)August- (11 pages, 7.0 MB)April- (9 pages, 4MB)
2012December- (3.0 MB)August- (2.6 MB)April- (6 MB)
2011December- (4.9 MB)August- (2.6 MB)April- (5.7 MB)
2010December- (2.1 MB)August- (4.3 MB)April- (1.8 MB)
2009December- (2.5 MB)August- (3.2 MB)April- (7 MB)
2008December- (1.9 MB)August- (2.8 MB)April- (1.3 MB)
2007December- (1.9 MB)August- (2.8 MB)April- (1.3 MB)
2006December- (1.3 MB)August- (2.8 MB)April- (849 KB)
2005December- (1.5 MB)August- (224 KB)April- (171 KB)
2004December- (123 KB)August- (160 KB)April- (253 KB)
2003December- (219 KB)August- (1.4 MB)April- (119 KB)
2002December- (512 KB)August- (289 KB)April- (392 KB)
2001December- (96 KB)August- (45 KB)April- (45 KB)
2000December- (340 KB)August- (184 KB)April- (244 KB)
1999December- (136 KB)August- (136 KB)April- (63 KB)
1998December- (63 KB)August- (57 KB)April- (57 KB)
1997November- (189 KB)August- (63 KB)April- (61 KB)

Mountain Pine Beetle

Mountain pine beetles continue to threaten Alberta's forests. Alberta will continue to work hard in key strategic areas to manage infestations, and to try to limit the number and intensity of outbreaks along the eastern slopes and further east into the Boreal forest.

Forests killed by beetles can result in detrimental changes to watershed hydrology and loss of fish and wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and forest industry employment.

Preventing the spread of infestations protects the health of forests and the values they provide to Albertans. Alberta's mountain pine beetle infestation is still in its early stages, where a variety of management treatments are effective.

Information on everything from beetle biology to what is being done to manage the infestation in the province can be found at: