Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

July 27, 2013

US Senator Thune Talks Beetles and Dollars with Forest Officials

Federal funding has come to the Black Hills in recent years and more may come again.

Pine beetle affected trees near Harney Peak
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Members of the Black Hills Regional Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group, the Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board, and the US Forest Service told US Senator John Thune that fighting the mountain pine beetle could use more federal help.

The Rapid City Journal credits U.S. Senator John Thune for acknowledging that cooperation by state and local government, private landowners, and the Forest Service has proven effective in slowing the Black Hills pine beetle infestation.  According to Thune, in Washington, D.C. cooperation and effectiveness matter in the money hunt.

Read more on the Black Hills pine beetle in the Black Hills Knowledge Network and follow the timeline of events in the archives.


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