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Jasper National Park could face 'change in landscape' due to mountain pine beetle infestation

Increasing numbers of mountain pine beetle affected trees in Jasper National Park have led to a new plan to try to curb the infestation. As explained in this article from CBC News, the plan includes strategies such as prescribed burns to try to manage the spread. Keith McClain, program lead for the fRI Research Mountain Pine Beetle Ecology Program, was interviewed for the article and provides context on the situation in Jasper National Park.