Looking for updates and to follow the progress of the research? Lead researcher Dr. Rob Johns (Natural Resources Canada) and his team will provide status updates on testing, results, analysis, and spruce budworm populations over the course of the project.

Historically, periodic spruce budworm outbreaks have destroyed hundreds of millions of cubic meters of timber, leading to substantial economic losses in New Brunswick. During the past two major outbreaks, a Foliage Protection strategy was used as a reactive, stop-gap measure to suppress defoliation in high-value crown land by culling spruce…

The 2019 spring season is finally here, and with spruce and fir trees producing new shoots, the research program is in full swing! Although the treatment area is much smaller this year, spring is a very busy time for the research team who are monitoring spruce budworm populations and insect…

E-Lecture Series - Early Intervention Strategy for Spruce Budworm: Does it Work? Can we do it More Efficiently? Speaker: Dr.Sara Edwards - Postdoctoral Fellow - Forest Protection Limited Date: April 17, 2019 Time:1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. AST /10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PST  

E-Lecture Series - Ecological Impacts of Using Early Intervention To Control Spruce Budworm Speakers: Dr. Michael Stastny - Research Scientist - Canadian Forest Service - Atlantic Forestry Centre Dr. Véronique Martel - Research Scientist - Canadian Forest Service - Laurentian Forestry Centre Date: April 10, 2019 Time:1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST / 2:30 p.m. -…

E-Lecture Series - Communications and Outreach - Important Pillars for a Successful Program Speakers: Chris Norfolk - Director, Forest Planning and Stewardship, New Brunswick Department of Energy and Resource Development Emily Owens - Citizen Science Coordinator Atlantic Forestry Centre Canadian Forest Service Laurentian Forestry Centre Forest Protection Limited Date: April…