Mountain Pine Beetle Program (MPBP)

The Mountain Pine Beetle Program (MPBP) was established in 2007 to deal with effects of the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation spreading throughout Alberta.  The infestation has possibly become the single biggest threat in recent history to the sustainability of Alberta's forests. Funding provided by the province to FRIAA has allowed FRIAA’s members to be an integral part of the critical detection, control, and mitigation efforts related to the Mountain Pine Beetle with a view of Alberta forest sustainability. These activities include single tree control, pheromone baiting, containment baiting, long distance dispersal, orchard protection, and log yard management.