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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Forestry & Range

Bark Beetle Information
Recent fires, storms and drought conditions have contributed to tree stress in the Columbia River Gorge. A newly documented bark beetle, the California fivespined Ips (Ips paraconfusus) has impacted ponderosa pine tree health in a few areas of the gorge.

Tree health

The California fivespined Ips (Ips paraconfusus)