Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Beetle bailout

Posted By on Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Colorado and other Western states whose forests have been "browned out" by pine beetles got an injection of green this morning — in the form of $40 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

This should only help what U.S. Sen Mark Udall is trying to do to help Colorado's forests, 2.5 million acres of which have been assaulted by beetles.

For more on the beetle problem, check out this 2008 story by Deb Acord.

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