03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Pine Beetle Epidemic In Colorado May Be Ending

SILVERTHORNE -- The mountain pine beetles that have ravaged about 3 million acres of Colorado and southern Wyoming forests may be exhausting their primary food source -- raising the prospect that the beetle epidemic could end, state and federal foresters said this week.

Regeneration of decimated forests has begun as the U.S. Forest Service hires loggers to remove dead trees.

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