No intervention unless the infestation is human-caused. Global warming has caused the infestation, global warming is human-caused, so the Forest Service will allow pheromone pouches stapled to the trees. How convenient.
So, if there is no global warming the treatment would be denied. It's Wilderness after all.
But what is this bifurcation between human-caused and non-human caused? The Wilderness Act states:
In addition, such measures may be taken as may be necessary in the control of fire, insects, and diseases, subject to such conditions as the Secretary deems desirable.
The Act makes no distinction between human-caused or other causes. The only thing "human-caused" is some administrative fiat which establishes the distinction.
But New Mexicans shouldn't worry about Bingaman's bill to create 242,000 acres of Wilderness on our border with Mexico. I'm sure the Border Patrol can operate effectively and efficiently in these circumstances. And let's have plenty of restrictions on pheromones and other treatments. However, I wonder what restrictions they'll put on the cocaine and methamphetamine brought in by the drug traffickers?