US Forest Service

Chelsea Monks / Forest Service

The US Forest Service teamed up with the Boxelder Job Corps to install a new buck and rail fence in the Bearlodge District of the northern Black Hills.  The Job Corps is a training program through the US Department of Labor providing technical training to young people ages 16 to 24. 

More than a dozen students from the Boxelder Job Corps teamed up with the Forest Service to complete installation of the fence.

Courtesy SDSM&T

The South Dakota School of Mines is teaming up with the US Forest Service to clean, prepare and catalogue fossils collected over 30 years. The collaboration is part of the the Passport in Time Project, a conservation program intended to find and preserve paleontological and archeological specimens on federal land.

Dr. Barbara Beasley is one of only two paleontologists working for the Forest Service.  She works out of Chadron and manages paleontological projects in the northern half of the United States. 

Dakota Midday: New Black Hills Forest Supervisor Mark Van Every

Sep 29, 2016
Black Hills National Forest

The Black Hills National Forest has a new supervisor.  

Mark Van Every oversees everything on Forest Service land in the Black Hills from the effort to fight forest fires and pine beetles to efforts to ensure public access and protect public resources.

Van Every took the helm in the new position this summer.    He’s now had some time to settle into the job, and he sat down in the Rapid City studio with SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray.  Click play below to hear the interview.

Chynna Lockett

  The Rainbow Family Gathering is as close to officially starting as a group without leaders can be. Officials estimate nearly 1,000 people have set up camps in the National Forest near Deerfield Lake.