Black Hills Forest Landowners Reporting Sprayed Trees Lost to Mountain Pine Beetles
November 13, 2013
Pierre, SD - Landowners who had their pine trees sprayed this year to protect them from mountain pine beetle may be finding small masses of pitch along the trunks of these trees; evidence of a successful attack. Read more...
Workshops about Treating Mountain Pine Beetles in the Black Hills
September 10, 2013
Pierre, SD - The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) will host free workshops over the next few weeks
on treatment of mountain pine beetles in the Black Hills. Read more...
Pine Beetle Fight
Rapid City, SD - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says more than 240,000 acres have been surveyed for mountain pine beetle infestations since the state launched an effort to fight the beetles two years ago. Read more...
Governor's Pine Beetle Initiative Surveyed 240,000 acres; Treated 335,000 Trees
August 22, 2013
Pierre, SD - Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that more than 240,000 acres have been surveyed for mountain pine beetle infestations since the Black Hills Forest Initiative began in August 2011. Read more...
Applications for Mountain Pine Beetle Surveying and Marking
August 16, 2013
Pierre, SD - South Dakota Department of Agriculture's (SDDA) Division of Resource Conservation and Forestry will begin accepting applications for 2013-2014 mountain pine beetle surveying and marking services on Monday, Aug. 19.
Colorado Federal Court Joins South Dakota and Wyoming Federal Courts to Uphold Current Black Hills National Forest Plan Addressing Pine Beetle Infestation
July 17, 2013
Pierre, SD - The Colorado Federal District Court has issued a ruling in favor of mountain pine beetle control in the Black Hills National Forest. Read more...
Understanding the Money Trail - County, state, federal officials clarify financial strategy to battle the beetle
June 12, 2013
Deadwood, SD - Precipitated by the collective goal to
be on the same page regarding the mountain pine beetle battle and the state's matching grant program designed to beef up the battle, an unprecedented question and answer session was held during the regular meeting of the Lawrence County Commission Tuesday with all of the major players convening in the same room. Read more...
Forest Export Urges Pine Tree Owners to Spray now to Combat Beetles
May 22, 2013
Rapid City, SD -
Now is the time to spray if you want to save a pine. Or pines. With the summer assault of mountain pine beetles weeks away and engraver beetles already in the air, there's no time to waste in protecting valuable pine trees. Read More...
Mountain Pine Beetle Preventative Spraying Demonstration
May 16, 2013
Pierre, SD - The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) Resource Conservation and Forestry will hold a demonstration for the public next week in Rapid City on preventative spraying for mountain pine beetles and pine engraver beetles.
Advice for Spraying Trees for Mountain Pine Beetle
Priority Areas Map for 2013-2014
Landowner Application for Survey & Marking Assistance - Sign-up is Closed.
Black Hills Forest Initiative - MPB Program Action Plan
Landowner Cost Share Information
Information on Reimbursement of Landowner Costs. Read More...