For nearly twenty years, the mountain pine beetle ravaged the forests of the Black Hills.
Now the pine beetle infestation appears to be over.
Foresters in the Black Hills say there is still a background presence of beetles scattered around the Black Hills, but it is no greater than normal.
In Tuesday’s Eye on KELOLAND, we recount the pine beetle battle that cost millions of dollars and lasted for most of two decades.
Thousands of acres of crowded woodlands were thinned and thousands of trees were treated to hold off the infestation.
Hear from foresters about the lessons learned from the long fight.