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.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Prosecutors have charged four people who own and operate logging companies in the Black Hills of South Dakota with defrauding the federal government by circumventing contract requirements and employing illegal immigrant workers, U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson said Thursday.
SPEARFISH (AP) — Four conservation groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service over what they call "extreme levels" of logging in the Black Hills National Forest of southwest South Dakota and northeast Wyoming.
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