ForWarn II

Satellite-Based Change Recognition and Tracking

Snow Intensification and Insects in San Juan National Forest and Weminuche Wilderness, CO

Disturbance Type: 

ForWarn detected departure of vegetation greenness in San Juan National Forest, Colorado including parts of the Weminuche Wilderness. Higher elevations below the treeline are noticing departure because of intensifying snow toward open canopies. It is also a possibility that western spruce budworm and spruce beetle are contributing to departure considering historical data on insect infestation in the area in July.