Tuesday, April 5, 2011 on This Green Earth radio show, from 9-10am MST we’ll be talking about climate change, the rise of the hungry bark beetle, and the rapid decline of Western forests. You can listen live at www.kpcw.org or download the show anytime after April 6. We’ll also be talking about Sudden Aspen Decline, a syndrome ravaging aspen stands in Colorado.
In the first half of the show we’ll interview Liz Hebertson. She works for the Forest Health Protection section of the Forest Service. She’s got a PhD in forest ecology, Masters in plant pathology, and has primarily been working on insects in Utah. She’s going to be talking about all the different kinds of bark beetles and their effects on our forests in utah and the intermountain west, as well as why this is happening, and what people can do.
In the second half of the show, we’ll talk to Paul Rogers from the Western Aspen Alliance http://www.western-aspen-alliance.org/ who will be discussing sudden aspen decline and some other issues relating to that like climate change, natural disturbance cycles, and human interaction with them.
We’ll also include our tips from Recycle Utah and our 10 Green Living Tips for Under $10. It’s This Green Earth, every Tuesday at 9am Mountain Standard Time only on KPCW.