USDA Forest Service

Restoration work on the old McVey Fire burn area in Black Hills National Forest.

Forest Service fixing decades-old blunder in Black Hills

BY: - December 5, 2022

When foresters replanted trees decades ago after a devastating wildfire in the Black Hills, they made a mistake. They planted a species of ponderosa pine that was not native to the area.  Today, the U.S. Forest Service knows better, but effects linger from the agency’s earlier actions. Thousands of acres in the Black Hills National […]