Baldy gets a trim to improve forest health

$350,000 in new funding this week expected to ramp up annual work

The forests in and around the ski slopes on Bald Mountain are under attack by Douglas-fir beetle, dwarf mistletoe, white pine blister rust and other infestations. A combination of deadfall and canopy overgrowth has increased fire risk, as wide swathes of trees have died and gone brown in the last few years.

The landscape, in other words, is struggling. But a new, multi-faceted initiative aims to aid it in its fight.

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