Protecting Our Forests

Protecting forests from spruce budworm.

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Protecting Our Forests

Protecting forests from spruce budworm.

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Protecting Our Forests

Protecting forests from spruce budworm.

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Protecting Our Forests

Protecting forests from spruce budworm.

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What we do

Early intervention research focuses on monitoring, detecting and treating small areas of relatively low but growing populations (hots spots) of spruce budworm before infestation or epidemic levels.

What is Spruce Budworm?

Spruce budworm is a native insect that is considered by many as the most serious pest affecting the forests of eastern Canada. Every 30-40 years populations of spruce budworm increase resulting in an outbreak or epidemic.

What's Happening

Newfoundland and Labrador determined to nip this pest in the bud – The Telegraph

The provincial government says up to 40,000 hectares of forested area on the Great Northern Peninsula will be subject to […]

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New Brunswick Spruce Budworm Treatment Concludes and Research Begins for 2020

Another year of experimental treatments for the Early Intervention Strategy (EIS) have come to pass. The 2020 treatments began on […]

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Healthy Forests now and for the Future – HFP to Deliver 2020 Research Programs and Activities

We are facing many uncertainties as we work together to navigate the unknowns of a global pandemic. But one thing […]

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Newsfeed

Newfoundland and Labrador determined to nip this pest in the bud – The Telegraph

June 25, 2020

The provincial government says up to 40,000 hectares of forested area on the Great Northern Peninsula will be subject to […]

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Resources

Resources

Interested in learning more about spruce budworm and our Early Intervention Strategy research program? Follow the link to find all the most up to date information!

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New Brunswick Spruce Budworm Treatment Concludes and Research Begins for 2020

June 17, 2020

Another year of experimental treatments for the Early Intervention Strategy (EIS) have come to pass. The 2020 treatments began on […]

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