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April 4, 2016
Ag officials hosting training on treating pine beetle trees
DEADWOOD (AP) — State agriculture officials are co-hosting two workshops this month on how to identify and treat mountain pine beetles in the Black Hills. The workshops will focus on the benefits and methods of treating trees to protect them from mountain pine beetles. Presenters...
April 4, 2016 - 11:38am
October 13, 2014
Training available on treating pine beetle trees
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's Agriculture Department is putting on a workshop on how to identify and treat mountain pine beetles in the Black Hills. The agency says now is a good time to deal with infested trees. The free training will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at Blue Bell...
October 13, 2014 - 11:25pm
August 5, 2014
Appeals court upholds forest management plan for pine beetles
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says a federal appeals court has upheld a management plan for the Black Hills National Forest. Jackley says the 10th U.S.
August 5, 2014 - 5:48pm
July 17, 2014
NOEM: We must protect Black Hills’ forests from beetles
My family and I try our best to see the Great Faces nearly every summer. It’s one of our favorite summer vacation spots — and one many South...
July 17, 2014 - 12:28pm
June 11, 2014
Pine beetles take toll on Mount Rushmore, Colorado
By Jennifer Oldham DENVER — Beetles are obliterating forests throughout Colorado and the West, draining budgets as property values decline and threatening tourism at national parks, including the home of Mount Rushmore. Voters in Colorado communities raised taxes to protect...
June 11, 2014 - 8:23am
March 13, 2014
$2 million more coming for battling pine beetles
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 provides the $350,000 sought by the Daugaard...
March 13, 2014 - 7:16am
February 3, 2014
Lawrence County set for its beetle war
By Tom Griffith Rapid City Journal SPEARFISH (AP) — Overhead, soaring above the crowns of ponderosa pines and creek-carved canyons is...
February 3, 2014 - 11:53am
January 6, 2014
Study: Healthy trees cut in effort to fight beetle
In two counties, Lawrence and Meade, the majority of the trees marked and cut were not infested, meaning within these treated stands the crews caused more tree mortality than the beetles.
January 6, 2014 - 12:09am
December 8, 2013
Officials say cold weather won't stop pine beetles
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. Forestry officials say the mountain pine beetles that have ravaged...
December 8, 2013 - 11:28pm
October 3, 2013
SD Ag Department hosting pine beetle workshop
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. Information will be presented on the how,...
October 3, 2013 - 10:06am
August 22, 2013
SD has surveyed 240,000 acres for pine beetles
PIERRE (AP) — More than 240,000 acres in South Dakota's Black Hills have been surveyed for mountain pine beetles infestations since the state launched an effort to fight the beetles two years ago, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Thursday. As a result of the surveys, crews have treated...
August 22, 2013 - 11:04pm
August 16, 2013
SD landowners can apply for help with pine beetles
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture will begin taking applications next week from landowners who want help in identifying trees infested by mountain pine beetles. Landowners can apply for the help between Aug. 19 and Sept. 13. Landowners who have their...
August 16, 2013 - 8:47am
August 14, 2013
SD park works with cabin owners to fight beetles
CUSTER (AP) — Custer State Park officials have been working with private cabin owners in the southwestern South Dakota park to protect trees near their cabins from mountain pine beetles. The park contracts with private spray companies to apply insecticides to protect key trees...
August 14, 2013 - 10:35pm
May 30, 2013
Falling trees a danger in Black Hills forest
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Falling trees pose an increasing threat to hikers, bikers, campers and others in the Black Hills National Forest of western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming, and U.S. Forest Service officials are giving a literal "heads-up" warning to recreationists. Pine...
May 30, 2013 - 5:22pm
April 7, 2013
Deadwood to use $100K for pine beetle battle
DEADWOOD (AP) -- The city of Deadwood is setting aside $100,000 this year to battle the beetle. 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. The Black Hills Pioneer reports...
April 7, 2013 - 10:54am