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The mountain pine beetle has been a blight on the forests of British Columbia since the 1990s, boring its way into pine trees and laying eggs that, when hatched, produce larvae that eat the trees from the inside out. The insect threatening our northern neighbor's forests is sweeping its way through the Rocky Mountain state's towering pines and threatening to drastically change Colorado's landscape. In light of the current economic slowdown, GOOD News talks to Gary Severson of the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments about strategies for combating the outbreak in lean times.