"Tiny Beetle, Giant Threat In Northern Nevada"

"Foresters are on the watch for a potential invasion of an insect that has decimated millions of acres of forest across the West and in Canada, with continued evidence showing the mountain pine bark beetle is on the march into Nevada and the Sierra."

"The danger, Nevada State Forester Pete Anderson said, is significant.

'It's a serious deal and everybody is keeping an eye on it,' Anderson said. 'It's definitely here. We're just doing everything we can to control it at this point.'

More than 11,000 trees across 16,300 acres of Nevada are infested with the beetle, with Elko and White Pine counties in eastern Nevada particularly hard hit, according to a 2011 report by the Nevada Division of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service.

But the beetle is found in western Nevada and in California as well."

Jeff DeLong reports for the Reno Gazette-Journal November 27, 2012.

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal, 11/29/2012