Planning for the Harvest of Beetle Damaged Timber in Corn Creek
In 1991 a windstorm blew down timber in the vicinity of Corn Creek, creating ideal conditions for the development of a spruce bark beetle infestation. Corn Creek is located in the Selkirk Mountain Range, approximately 10 kilometres west of Creston, B.C.
In 1994, the Ministry of Forests detected an infestation of spruce bark beetle in the Corn Creek watershed during an aerial survey. After carrying out beetle surveys in 1995, the Ministry determined that a significant beetle population was developing.