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$2 million more coming for battling pine beetles

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The Legislature is putting more money into the fight against mountain pine beetles in the Black Hills.

The Senate gave final approval Wednesday to earmarking $1,950,000. SB 28 now heads to Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

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$2 million more coming for battling pine beetles

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The Legislature is putting more money into the fight against mountain pine beetles in the Black Hills.

The Senate gave final approval Wednesday to earmarking $1,950,000. SB 28 now heads to Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

The legislation provide…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Study: Healthy trees cut in effort to fight beetle

January 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Joel Ebert

Pierre Capital Journal

PIERRE (AP) — 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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Officials say cold weather won’t stop pine beetles

December 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — 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.

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SD Ag Department hosting pine beetle workshop

October 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

LEAD (AP) — 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

Falling trees a danger in Black Hills forest

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

Deadwood to use $100K for pine beetle battle

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.
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SD governor signs $2 million funding bill for beetle fight

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.
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More pine beetle funding gains support in Legislature

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.
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Deadline to use cut-and-chunk technique for pine beetle nears

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.
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