2:26 pm
Mon August 31, 2009

Some suggest that the way to battle bark beetles is to leave them alone.

Wyoming – The bark beetle epidemic impacting the West is the largest in recorded history. Over the last few years it has moved from Colorado into Wyoming and brought with it a swath of red, dying trees. The epidemic is changing the landscape and it also means that officials with the Forest Service are managing the forest differently than they did just a few years ago. But, some say the Service is overreacting. They say it should take a more hands off approach. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports.