The Lawrence County Commission is seeking assistance from the federal government in controlling noxious weeds and invasive species, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The commission is consulting the United States Forest Service about the issue.
However, there is not a line item for invasive species in the USFS budget, although the commission considers the issue to be very important in management of federal lands. In a letter to the USFS, the commission emphasized the importance of prioritizing invasive species in regard to the federal budget. The letter also notes that herbicide funding is often temporary and does not address the heart of the issue.