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Black Hills forest gets $1.5M for beetle battle

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

CUSTER (AP) — Black Hills National Forest crews will use another $1.5 million in federal funding to try to get out ahead of the mountain pine beetle.

Forest supervisor Craig Bobzien tells the Black Hills Pioneer the money will be used to thin …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Pennington County faces shortfall in beetle battle

February 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) A budget misstep is forcing South Dakota’s Pennington County to dip into emergency funds to keep up the fight against the mountain pine beetle.
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Neiman Timber donates $50K to beetle fight

December 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

DEADWOOD (AP) Nieman Timber Co. has donated $50,000 to the Spearfish Canyon Mountain Pine Beetle Project in its ongoing effort to save trees from the devastating insects.
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Black Hills National Forest unveils pine beetle plan

December 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) The Black Hills National Forest plans to use extensive commercial tree thinning to battle the mountain pine beetle as part of a $70 million plan that will take five to seven years to implement.
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National group gives award to SD pine beetle fight

December 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) An organization representing state governments across the nation has given an award to South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to fight the mountain pine beetle infestation in the Black Hills.
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Pine Beetle seminar scheduled next week in Spearfish

November 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SPEARFISH (AP) The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is hosting a free seminar next week about treating mountain pine beetles in the Black Hills.
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Pine beetle working group in Black Hills seeks more funding

November 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) A group created to fight the pine beetle infestation in the Black Hills says they need more money to control the bugs.
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Meade Co., USFS team up to fight pine beetles

September 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SPEARFISH (AP) Western South Dakota’s Meade County has signed a cooperative agreement with the Northern Hills Ranger District in hopes of battling mountain pine beetles within the county, including at Veteran’s Peak and Deadman Mountain.
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Pine beetle plan wins national recognition

September 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s action plan to combat the mountain pine beetle infestation in the Black Hills has earned a 2012 Innovations Award from the Council for State Governments. Continue Reading

Rapid City crews work to remove trees infested with pine beetles

December 13, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The rice-sized beetles are gnawing their way toward the heart of Rapid City, and in some cases working their way down off the ridges to lower areas. Continue Reading