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Dillingham Volunteer Monitors For Invasive Beetles

 

Paul Liedberg, recently retired from the USFWS, finds time for "citizen scientist" work around Dillingham. KDLG photo

Paul Liedberg, recently retired from the USFWS, finds time for “citizen scientist” work around Dillingham. KDLG photo

Some invasive species of bark beetles, if they make it to Alaska, could pose a serious threat to our trees and forests. In ten years of surveys, none have been detected, but state and federal forestry officials are coming to rely on volunteers to help monitor for them across the state. KDLG’s Dave Bendinger reports on one such volunteer who’s keeping an eye out the beetles around Dillingham.

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