Saskatchewan and Alberta Renew Partnership in Mountain Pine Beetle Fight

By Ministry of Environment
The Government of Saskatchewan
September 20, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Government of Saskatchewan recently approved up to $1 million to fight mountain pine beetle in Alberta. The funding supports the third year of a three-year agreement with the Government of Alberta to work together to keep the beetle from spreading into Saskatchewan’s northern forests. “The mountain pine beetle outbreak in Alberta continues to be the most significant insect and disease threat to our northern pine forests and the northern Saskatchewan economy that depends on them,” Environment Minister Dana Skoropad said. “This funding builds on the long-standing and successful co-operation between our provinces, acting as an investment that ensures our forests stay healthy, while continuing to protect Saskatchewan’s forestry sector.” The Saskatchewan funding will help ensure that control efforts focus on areas of Alberta that are of most concern for the beetle’s eastern spread. 

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