Have yellow jackets been released to battle spruce budworms?

Question:

There is a rumor going around that the Forest Service released millions of yellow jackets this spring to battle the spruce budworm problem. Is there any truth to this rumor?

Answer:

Sorry for the delay in responding to your question.  It sounds like a rumor, as yellow jacket populations tend to cycle up and down.  You can always contact the local Forest Service office and ask them.