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...
White Nose Syndrome in Bats-Possible Treatment

White Nose Syndrome in Bats-Possible Treatment

Lethal fungus that causes white-nose syndrome may have an Achilles` heel, new study reveals Madison, WI, January 2, 2018 – The fungus behind white-nose syndrome, a disease that has ravaged bat populations in North America, may have an Achilles’ heel: UV...

From The Nature Conservancy

More Room for South Dakota Bison to Roam The Nature Conservancy has signed a new agreement with the National Park Service to help conserve one of its most genetically valuable bison herds. Like Yellowstone National Park, bison from Wind Cave National Park in western...

Welcome to Our New Website!

Black Hills Parks & Forests Association has long anticipated our new website. We are so excited to now release it! The new website will be more content driven than commerce driven. We will be able to keep you up-to-date on upcoming events and accomplishments with...

Veterans and Active Military Assisting NNFG

Veterans and active military personnel continue to serve USA    Chadron, October 24, 2017 – Five military veterans and one current member of the US Army Reserve have been working on both the Pine Ridge Ranger District near Chadron and the Bessey Nursery near Halsey to...