The enhanced version of the Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) Decision Support Tool (DST) web application is now live. A review of the of the first version of the DST lead to recommendations for specific improvements which are embodied in this version of the DST.
The DST is designed to help you assess the impacts of different levels of MPB infestation, and subsequent levels and intensities of silviculture interventions on post-attack stand development. Users define simulation scenarios by selecting ecosite, starting stand conditions / stand structures, species composition, stand age, MPB severity, and silviculture intervention. For each defined scenario, the application reports stand growth projections.
The application was developed by the Foothills Growth and Yield Association and fRI Mountain Pine Beetle Ecology Program.
The application is open to the public. Create a free account, read supporting material, and learn more about the tool here.