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We flew areas in Western Alberta, assessing the mountain pine beetle disturbance and conducted field calibrations and validation. During the survey, we were able to determine the extent of the disturbance by examining the attack pine trees within each plot.

A forest with standing dead pine.

A close up of the pitch tubes from Mountain Pine Beetles.
Another photo of a pine tree with mountain pine beetle pitch tubes protruding out of its bark.
Pine trees killed by mountain pine beetle can be seen throughout the forest