Friday, December 11, 2015
Friday, August 15, 2014
From the air, the green fabric of the Black Hills National Forest landscape is stained with red spots and gray streaks. The less verdant areas are the toll of several years of mountain pine beetle infestation.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
The area surrounding Sheridan Lake has a new look — another sign of the ongoing efforts to combat the mountain pine beetle in the Black Hills.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Monday, September 24, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
PIERRE | Residents of South Dakota's Black Hills hoping to learn whether their trees are infested with mountain pine beetles can ask the state to survey their properties starting Aug. 1.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
PIERRE | Gov. Dennis Daugaard has announced that more than 215,000 trees infested with mountain pine beetles have been treated since control operations began last fall in the Black Hills.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
PIERRE | South Dakota's state government ended the last budget year with a $47.8 million surplus after tax collections exceeded expectations and state agencies spent less than they were authorized to spend.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
SIOUX FALLS -- South Dakota's lone member of the U.S. House defended the farm bill approved by the House Agriculture Committee on Thursday, saying it will help South Dakota farmers and ranchers while making sure food stamps go only to people who need the help.
Sunday, July 08, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
They’ve lived in the Black Hills for less than a year, but Tom Frank and his wife already recognize the wildfire potential surrounding their home three miles northwest of Hill City.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
With wildfires raging in neighboring states and a growing danger of fire in the Black Hills, Pennington County officials will host meetings in Keystone and Hill City next week to share information with the people who live and work in those communities.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Just as it crosses property lines in its assault on ponderosa pine forests, the mountain pine beetle is bridging the political divide in Washington, D.C.
Monday, June 11, 2012
CUSTER – U.S. Forest Service officials are reminding the public that logs from cut-and-chunk areas in the Black Hills National Forest should not be transported home or to campgrounds for personal use.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Mountain pine beetles may be contributing to haze and air pollution in western forests, including the Black Hills, according to a recently released study.
CUSTER | A workshop to discuss the benefits and methods of treating trees to protect them from infestation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, June 4, at Crazy Horse Memorial.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A workshop will be held Monday in Custer to discuss treating trees to protect them from pine beetles. The workshop is for all landowners, whether they intend to do the work themselves or hire a company to complete the work.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
A controlled burn of nearly 600 acres in the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve could come in the fall, but it isn’t the portion of the preserve hotly debated by local environmentalists.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The wildfire that scorched about an acre near the Red Rock Meadows subdivision Thursday came within 35 feet of the home Chris Brinker shares with his wife, Paula, and their two college-age daughters.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Grid-by-grid, teams of law enforcement officers fanned out along Old Hill City Road Tuesday, methodically knocking on doors spreading the word of an approaching wildfire.
Sunday, May 06, 2012
SPEARFISH CANYON -- Joe Shark's Native American heritage taught him to be leery of the timber industry on the South Dakota reservation where he grows apples and gooseberries, but a threat from an enemy no larger than a fingernail impelled him to grab a saw and join the loggers.
Friday, May 04, 2012
LEAD -— State crews have finished a four-month project to remove trees infested with mountain pine beetles along the George S. Mickelson hiking and biking trail in South Dakota's Black Hills.
Dry wood killed by the mountain pine beetle may be to blame for two explosions at British Columbia sawmills, according to investigators there, but local timber industry representatives say similar scenarios are unlikely in the Black Hills.