Federal Court Upholds Current Black Hills Forest Plan Addressing Pine Beetle Infestation
May 14, 2013
Pierre, SD - Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the Wyoming Federal District Court has again upheld the current Black Hills
Forest Plan. Read More...
Mountain Pine Beetle Spraying Workshops Held in the Black Hills
April 30, 2013
Pierre, SD - Three mountain pine beetle spraying workshops will be held in the Black Hills during May. Read More...
Mountain Pine Beetle Genome Decoded
March 26, 2013
The genome of the mountain pine beetle -- the insect that has devastated British Columbia's lodgepole pine forests -- has been decoded by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. Read more...
Engraver Beetle adds Hungry Mouth to Bug Battle in Black Hills
Rapid City, SD - The mountain pine beetle isn't the only pest bugging tree lovers these days in the Black Hills. Read more...
State Allocates $2 Million for Beetle Fight
March 16, 2013
Deadwood, SD - Three South Dakota counties will share $2 million thanks to a bill signed into law Monday. Read more...
Pine Engraver Beetle Flying Soon
March 22, 2013
Rapid City, SD - Along with the mountain pine beetle, the pine engraver beetle or ips is another threat to the pine forests in the Black Hills and surrounding forests.
Pine Engraver Beetles a Concern in Urban and Rural Conifer Forests
March 14, 2013
Rapid City, SD - Infestations of the pine engraver (lps pini) are now becoming more pronounced and are being mistaken for Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) infestations in the Black Hills. Read More...
Governor Signs Emergency Pine Beetle Funding Bill
March 11, 2013
Pierre, SD - Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed HB 1050 today, authorizing an additional $2 million in emergency funding to assist counties in fighting the impacts of mountain pine beetle. Read More...
Pine Beetle Response Project Good for South Dakota
December 21, 2012
South Dakota is nicknamed "The Land of Infinite Variety" thanks in part to its diverse landscape consisting of fertile farm ground, the Missouri River Basin, western grasslands, and of course the beautiful Black Hills. Read More...
Noem: Pine Beetle Project "Huge Step Forward"
December 17, 2012
Washington, D.C. - Rep. Kristi Noem today applauded the Black Hills National Forest (BHNF) on its announcement that it has signed a Record of Decision to implement the Mountain Pine Beetle Response Project. Read more...
Mountain Pine Beetle Plan goes Before Public Works
September 24, 2012
The Rapid City Council is considering a new plan for reimbursing landowners who cut down pine beetle infested trees. Read more...
Governor Daugaard's Letter to Chief Tidwell of the US Forest Service
August 31, 2012
Governor's Pine Beetle Initiative Wins Innovation Award
September 6, 2012
Gov. Dennis Daugaard's action plan to combat the mountain pine beetle infestation in the Black
Hills has earned a 2012 Innovations Award from the Council for State Governments. Read More...
Priority Areas Map for 2013
Landowner Application for Survey & Marking Assistance - The sign-up period for the survey, marking, and cost-share program running from September 2012 through May 2013 has ended.
Black Hills Forest Initiative - MPB Program Action Plan
Landowner Cost Share Information
Information on Reimbursement of Landowner Costs. Read More...