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.
December 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic
The beauty of the Black Hills is in jeopardy due to the alarming pine beetle infestation that has resulted in dead and dying pine trees across more than 400,000 acres.
September 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic
RAPID CITY (AP) The U.S. Forest Service is planning a project that could take as long as a decade to control mountain pine beetles in a 50-square-mile area near Rapid City.