January 6, 2014 in Uncategorized
By Joel Ebert
Pierre Capital Journal
PIERRE (AP) â Earlier efforts to control mountain pine beetles in the Black Hills may have killed more healthy trees than diseased trees in areas, according to reports obtained by the Capital Journal.
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December 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
SIOUX FALLS (AP) â The bitter cold snap across South Dakota has cancelled events and increased calls for furnace repairs, but hopes that it might chase away the state’s most unwelcome visitors are futile at best.
Forestry officials say the mount…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
October 3, 2013 in Uncategorized
LEAD (AP) â The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is hosting a free workshop in Lead on treatment of mountain pine beetles in the Black Hills.
The workshop at the Lead High School Auditorium runs Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. MDT. Informat…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
May 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Pine trees killed by mountain pine beetles on hundreds of thousands of acres are decaying and becoming more likely to tumble. Continue Reading
April 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic
The mountain pine beetle epidemic has killed thousands of acres of ponderosa pine trees in the Black Hills and made the forest vulnerable to wildfires.
March 11, 2013 in The Daily Republic
The $2 million will be available immediately to help counties fight the insects that have devastated pine forests in parts of the Black Hills.
March 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE County governments should receive a total of $2 million in additional state financial assistance for fighting infestations of pine beetles, the state Senate decided Tuesday night.
February 12, 2013 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE (AP) The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is reminding citizens that the deadline to kill mountain pine beetles through the cut and chunk method is March 1.
January 28, 2013 in The Daily Republic
LEAD (AP) Wintertime logging being done to fight mountain pine beetles has led to the closure of eight miles of groomed cross country skiing trails in western South Dakota’s Black Hills.
January 20, 2013 in The Daily Republic
First of 4 events meant to raise awareness of pine beetles’ destruction.