Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
The Forest has relied heavily on excellent natural regeneration prior to the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic and the last planting was in 2012. The planting program will plant 236 acres of one of the best sites for lodge pole pines in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. In the late 2000s the Forest was severely hit by the mountain pine beetle, causing mortality of 70-90% of lodge-poles in the Forest, and more so in the area being planted. These forests encompass portions of many mountain ranges including the Gore Range, Flat Tops, Parks Range, Medicine Bow Mountains, Sierra Madre, and Laramie Range. The forests provide year-round recreation opportunities for thousands of people. They also provide wildlife habitat, natural resources, forage for livestock, and are a vital source of water for irrigation, domestic use, and industry.
Lodgepole pine 100%