OSHR 3138 - Why Are Our Forests Dying? (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

This lecture will address bark beetle outbreaks in forests of the West. Life history and habits of bark beetles, factors that favor outbreaks, and reasons for the massive outbreaks of recent years will be presented.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


William M. Ciesla

William M. Ciesla is a forest entomologist and forest health specialist. He has held assignments with the USDA Forest Service and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations., in addition to working as an international consultant. He is author/co-author of more than 170 publications, including the book Forest Entomology: A Global Perspective.