Current Issues

South Unit Bison Restoration Project

Public Scoping Period

Hell Canyon Reforestation Project

Appeals due February 4, 2013

 

MPB Response Project

Objections due October 22, 2012

Recent Issues

Greyhound Exchange

Appeal deadline: July 9, 2012

Okawita Paha

Vestal Timber Sale

Objections closed May 29, 2012

Mickelson Horse Trail

Comments closed August 31, 2011

 

Sand Creek Burning

Appeal Denied on May 20, 2011

Palmer Gulch Allotment

Appeal denied on January 20, 2011

Norbeck Timber Sale Lawsuit

Dismissed by Eighth Circuit, November 16, 2011

 

 

Byway Lakes Dredging Project

Comments closed on August 8, 2011.  

 

Sand Creek Logging

Appeal Deadline was July 6, 2010

 

BHNF Travel Plan

Appeal Deadline was June 28, 2010

Black Elk Burn Plan

Decision Indefinitely Postponed

Rushmore Beetle Plan

Final Plan SIgned on April 24, 2010

Mickelson Connector

Comments Closed on Dec. 9, 2009

 

Latest News:

BHNF Supervisor Admits Failure of MPB Efforts, September 23, 2014

Tenth Circuit Dismisses Consolidated Forest Plan Settlement Agreement Litigation, August 5, 2014

Forest Plan Settlement Agreement Case Appealed to Tenth Circuit, October 7, 2013

Norbeck MPB Update, July 23, 2013

 

DoBH Comments on Keystone XL DSEIS,

Comments due April 22, 2013

 

FotN Comments on SDARNG Permit Renewal, Appeals due May 13, 2013

 

Plaintiffs Ask WY District Court to Reconsider Forest Plan Petition, December 7, 2012

 

Norbeck MPB Update, July 23, 2012

 

 

Supreme Court Denies Petition on Norbeck Logging, April 23, 2012

Friends of the Norbeck et al. Petition for a Writ of Certiorari has been denied, bringing an end to our attempt to stop the logging in the Norbeck Preserve.

 

 

 

Update: Black Elk Wilderness Pine Beetle Outbreak, April 9, 2012

 

Pine Beetle Infestation in Black Hills, March 1, 2012

New statistical analysis of pine beetle tree-mortality levels vs. environmental variables.

 

Pine Beetle Infestation and Fire Risk in the Black Hills, February 10, 2012

 

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Brian Brademeyer posted a blog post

Failure of MPB Project

Former BHNF Communications Officer and RCJournal columnist Frank Carroll (RCJournal 9-23-14 B3) summarizing BHNF Supervisor Bobzien to Black Hills Forest Advisory Board at September 17, 2014 meeting:"Bobzien believes there is something fundamentally different happening now compared to beetle attacks of the past.  These beetles are…See More
Thursday
Brian Brademeyer posted a blog post

South Unit Bison Restoration

The National Park Service has called for scoping comments from the public concerning alternatives for the South Unit Bison Restoration Project on Badlands National Park, South Dakota.  The South Unit is on Oglala Sioux Tribal Reservation Land, and the bison herd would be jointly managed by the NPS and OST.Public…See More
Apr 12
Brian Brademeyer posted a blog post

MPB Update--July 2013

The mountain pine beetle (MPB) outbreak in the Central Black Hills has essentially stopped on the north side of the Preserve.  Vigorous regeneration can be seen in the photo below.This can be compared to photos from last year, when green once again became the dominant color in the northwestern parts of the Preserve.…See More
Jul 24, 2013
Brian Brademeyer posted a blog post

National Guard Permit Renewal

The Forest Service proposes renewing the SD National Guard's Special Use Permit on the Black Hills for another five year period, using a Categorical Exclusion to avoid doing an environmental assessment.There is no Forest Service webpage for this project.Appeals due by May 13, 2013FotN et al Comments on SDARNG Special…See More
Feb 11, 2013
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Nov 15, 2012
Brian Brademeyer posted a blog post

MPB Update--July 2012

The mountain pine beetle (MPB) outbreak in the Central Black Hills has slowed considerably within the Norbeck Preserve in the past year, with green once again becoming the dominant color in the Preserve.  Some of the best regeneration is shown in the photo below.With the opening of the canopy, the sunlight reaching the…See More
Jul 23, 2012
Brian Brademeyer posted a blog post

Harney Peak Trail 9 Hike--Easter 2012

On Easter Sunday, 2012, I hiked from Willow Creek Trailhead to Harney Peak, going past Elkhorn Mountain and along the Elkhorn-Harney ridge.  I hadn't taken this particular hike into the Black Elk Wilderness in probably 50 years, and I was eager to see the progress of the recent mountain pine beetle outbreak.  A slideshow of photos taken on this hike can be found here (click the View Slideshow…See More
Apr 9, 2012
Brian Brademeyer posted a blog post

Pine Beetle Infestation in the Black Hills

Friends of the Norbeck has commissioned a new analysis of the relationship between environmental factors and pine beetle infestation in the Black Hills.  Several factors seem to have influence, but by far the most important variable is last year's beetle tree-kill level.  Then come strong contributions from June precipitation…See More
Mar 2, 2012
 
 
 

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11-cv-00340-ABJ Documents 18 Replies

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South Unit Bison

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MPB Response Project 14 Replies

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DoBH Keystone XL DSEIS Comments

Started by Brian Brademeyer in Sample Title Apr 19, 2013.

SDARNG Permit Renewal 2013

Started by Brian Brademeyer in Sample Title Feb 11, 2013.

Board of Directors Documents 3 Replies

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Hell Canyon Reforestation Project 6 Replies

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Mickelson Trail Equestrian Connector 3 Replies

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Pine Beetles and Fire Risk in BHNF 4 Replies

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Okawata Paha Documents 9 Replies

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