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Welcome to Beetles.mt.gov!

This interagency website is designed to provide a comprehensive source of information on mountain pine beetle in Montana.  Our purpose is to provide a clearinghouse with the most accurate information available from a variety of sources. On this site, you'll find information on how to identify mountain pine beetles, beetle ecology, susceptible trees, diagnosing beetle infestatons, removal of dead trees, and bark beetle management options. Most importantly, all information on this site has been reviewed by a panel of experts representing participating agencies, so you can be confident that you are getting appropriate, accurate and timely information about all things related to the mountain pine beetle.

Please check back frequently, as we are continually updating the website, and have plans for more interactive features in the future!

This website sponsored by the following agencies:

MSU Extension Service

Bureau of Land Management
MT Fish Wildlife & Parks
US Forest Service


MT Departmen of Agriculture Natural Resoures Conservation Service
Montana DNRC


  • Dept. of Natural Resources & Conservation
  • Forestry Division
  • 2705 Spurgin Road
  • Missoula, MT 59804
  • Phone: (406) 542-4300
  • Fax: (406) 542-4217
  • beetles.mt.gov