Learn about surface water rights in OKR, pine beetle mitigation, and controlling the spread of noxious weeds.
OKR association members are encouraged to take preventative measures to control the spread of mountain pine beetle. The number one best preventative measure, per the state forestry department, is tree thinning in order to maintain a healthy forest more resistant to the invasion of the pine beetle. The best time for thinning is in the fall. Other options available to landowners are preventive sprays or pheromone pouches. Tree spraying or the placement of pheromone packets should be done in the spring.