Forest Service Works To Erase The Jasper Fire Scar In Black Hills

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Hundreds of acres in the Black Hills National Forest will soon get new seedlings. The goal is to erase some of the scars from a wildfire two decades ago.  

The Forest Service  plans  to plant more than  153,000 ponderosa pine seedlings in a large tract of Jewel Cave National Park.  The Jasper fire burned  about 83,500 acres 20 years ago. 

Crews plan to plant at least 10,000 seedlings each day. They will also spread grass seed across the area by helicopter.