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South Dakota Focus: Mountain Pine Beetle

SD Focus - 10/27/2011

 Mountain pine beetles have infested ponderosa pine trees on over 400,000 acres of the 1.2 million acre Black Hills National Forest over the past decade, and 400,000 acres remain at risk to beetle attack.  The guests on the program to talk about this serious issue: Frank Carroll with the Black Hills National Forest; Ray Sowers with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. Ray is our State Forester; Dr. Jim Scherrer a landowner in the Black Hills; Dr. John Ball a professor of Forestry from South Dakota State University and with the Black Hills Forest Resource Assocation their Forest Programs Manager Carson Engelskirger. Rep. Kristi Noem also visits with host Stephanie Rissler about the efforts at the Federal level to save the Black Hills.  Watch it live at 8pm CT / 7pm MT or online at www.sdpb.org - don't forget to call us during the live broadcast with your own questions and comments, 1.877.825.5788.

Additional Resources
Black Hills National Forest:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gjAwhwtDDw9_AI8zPwhQoY6IeDdGCqCPOBqwDLG-AAjgb6fh75uan6BdnZaY6OiooA1tkqlQ!!/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfMjAwMDAwMDBBODBPSEhWTjBNMDAwMDAwMDA!/?ss=110203&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=FSE_003853&navid=091000000000000&pnavid=null&position=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&ttype=main&pname=Black%20Hills%20National%20Forest-%20Home

US Forest Service
Black Hills National Forest
Supervisor's Office
1019 N. 5th Street
Custer, SD 57730

Main Phone: (605) 673-9200

Mountain Pine Beetle Response Plan - Direct link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=36775

 South Dakota Department of Agriculture / Division of Conservation and Forestry

http://sdda.sd.gov/Forestry/

Contact information: Office of the Secretary
South Dakota Department of Agriculture
523 E Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-3182
Phone: 605-773-5425
Toll-Free in South Dakota: 1-800-228-5254
Fax: 605-773-5926
Email: agmail@state.sd.us
Office hours - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time

 Or

Division of Resource Conservation & Forestry
South Dakota Department of Agriculture
523 E Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-3182
Phone: 605-773-3623
Toll-Free in South Dakota: 1-800-228-5254
Fax: 605-773-4003
Email: SDRCF@state.sd.us
Office hours - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time

Black Hills Forest Resource Assocation

http://www.bhfra.org/

To inquire about Associate membership, email BHFRA@yahoo.com or call us at 605-341-0875.

United States Representative Kristi Noem ( R ) South Dakota

http://noem.house.gov/

Washington, D.C.

226 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2801
Fax: (202) 225-5823

Aberdeen

415 S. Main Street, Suite 203
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: (605) 262-2862
Fax: (605) 262-2869

Rapid City

343 Quincy Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (605) 791-4673
Fax: (605) 791-4679

Sioux Falls

2310 West 41st Street, Suite 101
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: (605) 275-2868
Fax: (605) 275-2875

Watertown

505 12th Street SE
Watertown, SD 57201
Phone: (605) 878-2868
Fax: (605) 878-2871

 

South Dakota State University

http://www.sdstate.edu/hflp/extension/index.cfm

Dr. John Ball

John Ball, PhD
Professor of Forestry/Forest Health Specialist
South Dakota State University
PO Box 2140A, SNP 255D
Brookings, SD 57007
Phone: 605-688-4737
E-mail

 

 

 

 




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