Forest Fires

Lee Strubinger / SDPB

Representative Kristi Noem met with Black Hills Forest Service officials to discuss legislation that she says will help the organization better manage the forest.

The Resilient Federal Forests Act passed the House and is now on its way to the Senate. Noem says the Forest Service has to use money from their operating budget to fight wildfires.

In The Moment ...  April 10, 2017 Show 068 Hour 1

Katie Ceroll is the South Dakota Game Fish and Park division director for parks. The agency has announced a “pause” in the conversations about land exchanges in the state (Spearfish Canyon / Bismark Lake). Ceroll discusses how public input influenced the decision and what comes next in the collaborative conversation.

Bill Expands Fire Prevention And Control Compact

Jan 20, 2016

A bill before the state Legislature allows Canada to join a compact for the prevention and control of forest fires. Representative Thomas Brunner says the compact allows South Dakota to assist other states and vice versa. House Bill 1020 adds to the list of who can help.