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,…Continue
Posted on February 11, 2013 at 2:00pm
USFS Reforestation Project Decision Memo, w/o maps, 12-19-12, 675 kbContinue
Posted on November 15, 2012 at 4:30pm
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.
Posted on July 23, 2012 at 1:00pm
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…Continue
Posted on April 9, 2012 at 12:00pm
Posted on March 2, 2012 at 6:30am