British Columbia‘s Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations plans to aerial treat the following areas to reduce populations of western spruce budworm:
- 28,100 ha in the Cariboo region near Alkali Lake, Exeter and Big Bar Creek (June 18 – July 3)
- 5,390 ha in the Lillooet area in the Gun Lake and Gold Bridge areas (June 18, weather permitting)
- 23,800 ha in the Merritt area near Stump Lake, Kingsvale, Coldwater and Kane Valley (June 15-17 weather permitting)
- 23,200 ha in the Kamloops region near Barnes Lake, Robbins range, Lac le Jeune, Logan Lake and Westwold (June 12-19, weather permitting)
The areas will be treated with Foray 48B, a biological control agent for the western spruce budworm.
All spray will be by helicopter.