A federal court in Wyoming upheld the Black Hills National Forest's management plan in regard to fighting the mountain pine beetle, reports the Rapid City Journal.
Read S.D. Attorney General Marty Jackley's news release about the ruling, where he notes: "South Dakota has vigorously urged the Forest Service to fully consider the mountain pine beetle and its damaging effects on trees and the increased risk of fire damage."
The blog "A New Century of Forest Planning" reports on the case saying the Black Hills National Forest has developed a system to streamline the environmental assessment process that could become a model for the nation.
Find more information in the Black Hills Knowledge Network archive.