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Black Hills in the Balance

Looking out over a private cattle range in the Black Hills near Rapid City. From this viewpoint, Forest Service specialist Chris Stover says an experienced eye can see the interconnections of private property and public land, along with areas of forest that have seen fire.

The Black Hills serve many roles. It’s a means for livelihood, a sacred space, a connection to nature and a place to call home. But how do you balance the those many different needs, especially when they sometimes seem at-odds with each other?

We met with people of the Black Hills to get their perspective.

Read and see their stories here. Listen to the full Black Hills in the Balance special here.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.