Barrasso bill targets beetle kill. By Brodie Farquhar. Casper Star-Tribune correspondent.
Whatever his motives, logging has never stopped any of the current beetle kill which is taking place all over the Rocky Mountains. That’s because beetles are not the ultimate cause; it’s the warming climate. The winters are no longer cold enough to kill beetle infestations.
People don’t realize it, but most of the coninferous forests are going to die and then burn to be replaced by something else — what is not clear.