2017 Pine Beetle Assistance

Advice for Spraying Trees for Mountain Pine Beetle

2016 Forest Health Report regarding Mountain Pine Beetle

Black Hills Initiative Activities Briefing

Infested Tree ID Card
Proper identification of a tree infested with mountain pine beetle is important especially when pine trees are of value to your landscape or you have to pay for the costly removal of trees. This card will enable you to accurately identify over 95% of the currently infested trees. This card was developed from the data collected in the Black Hills by Kurt Allen (Forest Service Entomologist) and Dr. John Ball (Resource Conservation & Forestry Forest Health Specialist).

Latest News Stories

Don't Move Mountain Pine Beetle Infested Wood in the Black Hills

December 2, 2015
Rapid City, SD - People stocking upon firewood in the Black Hills should use caution in cutting or buying pine forewood so that they are not also moving mountain pine beetles. Read more...