This fall both the U.S. Forest Service and the Telluride Ski Resort will do battle with the spruce bark beetles. According to Norwood District Ranger Judy Schutza, they are taking pre-emtive steps to keep the forest healthy and cut off any beetle damage before it becomes a major issue. She also explains to the Daily Planet, that they are treating problem areas in an effort to stop any spreading of these creatures. Some of their plans include debarking affected trees, setting and removing trap trees and conducting salvage sales this fall. They’re hoping they can get all this done before the ski season gets rolling.