Post-beetle Timber Analysis Underway in Black Hills

More timber is cut annually in the Black Hills National Forest than any other national forest, but timber management in the Black Hills is at a crossroads following the recently ended mountain pine beetle epidemic.

Now, the Forest Service is scurrying to complete in two years an analysis of available timber that would typically take up to 10 years to compile.

Black Hills National Forest Supervisor Mark Van Every explained the project Wednesday during a meeting of the Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board at the Mystic District Ranger Office in Rapid City. read more >>