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BHNF seeks comments on proposed treatment project near Sheridan Lake


The Black Hills National Forest is looking for public comment on a treatment plan to improve forest health.

The plan involves removing trees and performing prescribed burns across 5,177 acres, all east of Sheridan Lake.

The Black Hills was struck by large hail during a storm last July. Forest service officials said many trees are showing signs of significant damage and are not healthy. These unhealthy trees can promote disease and pine beetle infestation that can spread the surrounding healthy plant life.

To submit at comment email the Forest service by Feb. 28.

Ryan is the local host of "Morning Edition". Originally from Iowa, he first came to the Black Hills to study at SD Mines. After graduating in 2019, he was an educator in Arizona and North Dakota before returning to the Black Hills.