Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pine beetle closing campgrounds

Two more popular campgrounds near Rocky Mountain National Park will be closed much of this summer so trees killed by pine beetles can be cleared.

That's on top of
nearly two dozen Forest Service campgrounds in northern Colorado and Wyoming that the U.S. Forest service announced in March would stay closed this summer because of concern over dead trees. So far none in the Pikes Peak area are closed due to beetles.

Officials worry the pine beetle infested trees could fall on campers. So... the areas will be clear-cut, then reopened. Bring a sun shade.

1 comment:

stephen colbert said...

And that's why pine beetles are #2 on the Threatdown...

Number 1? Bears.