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Tools for communicating and collaborating with others (foresters, researchers, etc.) who all share a common interest.

Discussion Forum on SPB
Visit this page to read ongoing discussions about various topics or to post questions or opinions of your own.

Expertise Directory
SPBICC maintains a directory of people with expertise on all aspects of southern pine beetle. Visit to search or to join!

SPB Calendar of Events
The calendar of events keeps you posted on upcoming meetings, deadlines, and activities related to southern pine beetle. (Contact the webmaster about creating a calendar for your own web page that feeds events into this one)

SPB-Related Workgroups:

Useful resources for SPB-related news annoucements, including working groups such as the Southern Pine Beetle Working Group, workshops, conferences, and job postings.
  • International Union of Forest Research Organizations
  • IUFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists. Its objectives are to promote international cooperation in forestry and forest products research. IUFRO's activities are organized primarily through its 268 specialized Units in 8 technical Divisions.
  • Southern Pine Beetle Working Group (SRIEG-74)
  • The SPB working group is a Southern Regional Information Exchange Group (SRIEG-74) where researchers can share research results and develop strategic plans for SPB research and extension.

    USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection Region 8:

    Link to Forest Health Protection Region 8, the Southern Region.
  • Forest Insect and Disease Conditions in the South
  • Information reports for pest conditions in the South, including the SPB.
  • Southern Forest Health Atlas
  • Sets of maps containing information on selected pests of southern forests.
  • USDA Forest Service Region 8
  • A listing of important insects in southern region forests, including bark beetles.

    USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station:

    The USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station's mission is to create the science and technology needed to sustain and enhance southern forest ecosystems and the benefits they provide.
  • USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station
  • Link to the southern research station of the USDA FS.
  • SPB Projects Funded by SRS
  • A listing of current projects funded by the Southern Research Station.
  • SRS-4552
  • Ecology, Biology, and Management of Bark Beetles and Invasive Forest Insects of Southern Conifers from the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Pineville, LA.

    Virginia Forest Landowner Assistance Finder
    An internet-based tool to help private forest landowners in Virginia locate natural resource management assistance in their area. Simply scroll down and click on "Assistance Finder".

    Elution rate information
    Elution rate data for many lures used in bark beetle trapping.