Sudden Aspen Decline Report for Spruce Beetle Epidemic and Aspen Decline Management Response EIS
Forest Health Protection
Aspen is an important component of GMUG’s forests. Over 288,000 ha (712,000 acres) of aspendominated forest type (TAA) occur across the GMUG (Table 1). Just over half (55%) of the aspen forest type is outside wilderness and roadless areas.
Worrall, J., S. Marchetti, and G. E. Rehfeldt. 2014. Sudden Aspen Decline. Report for: Spruce Beetle Epidemic and Aspen Decline Management Response EIS. USFS, Forest Health Protection, Gunnison Service Center. Issue Date: January 28, 2014. 18 p.