Tidwell In Black Hills Talks Beetles And Budgets
The Chief of the United States Forest Service took a tour of the Black Hills this week . Tom Tidwell who oversees the federal agency got a first-hand view of the pine beetle infestation that has left behind hundreds of thousands of dead trees.
Tidwell and Congresswoman Kristi Noem then took part in a roundtable discussion on the problem with local industry and government groups.
SDPB's Charles Michael Ray attended the meeting and brought back this report.