User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

32° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options




[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Black Hills National Forest Unveils Beetle Plan

December 18, 2012, 6:50 AM
Updated: December 18, 2012, 7:16 AM

Black Hills National Forest Unveils Beetle Plan

The Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota and Wyoming will use extensive commercial tree thinning to battle the mountain pine beetle.

Forest Supervisor Craig Bobzien says the plan developed over more than a year will target 248,000 acres of vulnerable woodlands within the 1.2-million-acre forest. Commercial logging and non-commercial thinning will be used on almost half of the acres over five to seven years to make them more resistant to the destructive bugs that have infested more than 40 million acres of the nation's forests.

Officials estimate that about 405,000 acres of the Black Hills National Forest is infested. That's about one-third of the forest.

Bobzien says the response plan includes a variety of treatment options and will cost about $70 million to implement.

Previous Story

Next Story



View news

You may also like

Tyrese Ruffin's Mother Speaks Publicly For First Time

11/25/2015 6:18 AM

In her first and only television interview, Doohen talked about her son, who she called the joy of her life.

Full Story
Man Killed In Rollover Crash Identified

11/29/2015 1:05 PM

A Mitchell man has been identified as the victim in a rollover crash near Artesian, South Dakota on Friday.

Full Story
Lil Wayne To Perform In Sioux Falls

12/1/2015 7:13 AM

The Grammy Award-winning rapper will perform at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on March 1, 2016.

Full Story
Ghost Town Up For Sale, At Reduced Price

11/30/2015 8:31 AM

Real estate agent Stacie Montgomery said she's put the town back on the market, at a reduced price of $250,000.

Full Story
Two Identified In Fatal Yankton Crash

12/1/2015 9:52 AM

Curtis Nelsen, 31, and Ashley Riibe, 30, were the drivers involved in a crash east of Yankton on early Monday morning.

Full Story