Forests

The Legacy Of American Forester Gifford Pinchot

May 8, 2013

SDPB-TV is airing "Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot" this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Central. Gifford Pinchot was an American forester and politician. Pinchot served as the first Chief of the United States Forest Service from 1905 until his firing in 1910, and was the 28th Governor of Pennsylvania, serving from 1923 to 1927, and again from 1931 to 1935. He was a member of the Republican Party for most of his life, though he also joined the Progressive Party for a brief period.

Stopping The Mountain Pine Beetle

Dec 11, 2012

Infestations of Mountain Pine Beetles have reached epidemic levels in the Black Hills.  Because the beetles only have one life cycle, the best way to stop them is to kill the next generation while they are still in the larvae stage inside of trees.  Tim Bradeen, Habitat Resource Biologist for South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, said this method has proven to be 80 to 90 percent effective in stopping the infestation.