We Love Our Public Lands Media Contest 2019

We Love Our Public Lands Media Contest 2019

  We are so fortunate in the Black Hills and surrounding areas to have an abundance of public lands for recreation and education. As a non-profit public land partner, Black Hills Parks & Forests Association (BHPFA) is looking for photos and video of visitors...
Wind Cave Surpasses 150 Miles in Length

Wind Cave Surpasses 150 Miles in Length

Wind Cave National Park News Release Release Date: February 12, 2019 For Immediate Release Contact: Tom Farrell, tom_farrell@nps.gov, 605-745-1130 Wind Cave Surpasses 150 Miles in Length WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. – Cave explorers from Colorado recently surveyed...
Grouse viewing blinds available April 1 for free use

Grouse viewing blinds available April 1 for free use

News Release Media Contact: Cyd Janssen, Forest Public Affairs Officer 308.432.0300 cdjanssen@fs.fed.us Grouse viewing blinds available April 1 for free use Nebraska and South Dakota, March 18, 2019 – Across our entire region, a spectacular avian display will soon be...
Astrochemistry Students and NASA Scientist Study Wind Cave

Astrochemistry Students and NASA Scientist Study Wind Cave

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. – Fifteen students and two faculty from the University of Northern Iowa, along with a NASA scientist, spent their spring break in the depths of Wind Cave as part of a simulated astrobiological field expedition. The undergraduate students...
Jewel Cave 200 Mile Celebration and Reunion

Jewel Cave 200 Mile Celebration and Reunion

Jewel Cave 200 Mile Celebration & Reunion JUNE 28 – JUNE 30, 2019 Join Jewel Cave National Monument, their non-profit partner Black Hills Parks & Forests Association and the members of Paha Sapa Grotto in celebrating all of the discoveries at Jewel Cave...
The Climate Is Changing—What’s a Silviculturist To Do?

The Climate Is Changing—What’s a Silviculturist To Do?

by Jennifer Moore Myers, SRS Science Communications • September 27, 2018 Climate change is here. In southern forests, it takes the form of novel disturbances – different frequency and severity of drought, fire, wind storms, insect outbreaks, even ice storms – or a...
Fire Impacts Freshwater Resources

Fire Impacts Freshwater Resources

Megafires, Wildland Fires, and Prescribed Burns Fire impacts on U.S. freshwater resources by Patty Matteson, SRS Public Affairs • May 10, 2018 Healthy forests are important for clean and abundant water supplies. A recent USDA Forest Service study examined how wildland...
SMALL PESTS, BIG PROBLEMS: THE GLOBAL SPREAD OF BARK BEETLES

SMALL PESTS, BIG PROBLEMS: THE GLOBAL SPREAD OF BARK BEETLES

Bark beetles have ravaged 85,000 square miles of forest in the western United States since 2000, including this area in California as seen in 2016. U.S. FOREST SERVICE A forester in Poland’s Bialowieza Forest points to larvae of spruce bark beetles. WOJTEK...