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Blue paint marks the lodgepole pine trees that Steamboat Lake and Pearl Lake state parks manager Julie Arington will see removed when logging operations begin to clear the beetle-killed trees, which limit campground availability.

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The Dutch Hill Campground at Steamboat Lake State Park once was densely packed with lodgepole pine. But blue marks on bark now dominate the landscape.

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