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Black Hills National Forest

Residents question safety of proposed rare-earth mine

Residents question safety of proposed rare-earth mine

SUNDANCE, Wyo. — Landowners living near the site of a proposed rare-earth elements mine questioned water quality, dust control and radioactive minerals at a meeting Monday night in Sundance.

April 16, 2014 5:28 amLoading…

Draft EIS ready for Wyoming-South Dakota transmission line

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Black Hills National Forest officials say the draft environmental impact statement for a 230 kilovolt transmission line project from northeastern Wyoming to the Rapid City area is ready for public review and comment.

January 05, 2014 9:29 amLoading…

Lummis-supported bills move forward

CASPER, Wyo. -- Rep. Cynthia Lummis supported three bills that successfully passed through the House Natural Resources Committee last week, each of which she said will help the Cowboy State.

August 04, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
For most, waterlogged Wyoming spring is welcome news

For most, waterlogged Wyoming spring is welcome news

CASPER, Wyo. — Monday’s downpours didn’t keep Ryan Anderson off the North Platte River.

May 21, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Federal court in Wyoming upholds forest management plan

PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the federal court in Wyoming has upheld a management plan for the Black Hills National Forest.

May 14, 2013 9:56 amLoading…
Black Hills National Forest unveils beetle plan

Black Hills National Forest unveils beetle plan

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Black Hills National Forest plans to use extensive commercial tree thinning to battle the mountain pine beetle as part of a $70 million plan that will take five to seven years to implement.

December 18, 2012 8:18 amLoading…
Draft study proposes thinning Black Hills Forest to control mountain pine beetle

Draft study proposes thinning Black Hills Forest to control mountain pine beetle

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Forest Service proposes thinning portions of the Black Hills National Forest, including 32,300 acres in Wyoming, to stop the mountain pine beetle from killing trees.

September 22, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Supreme Court won't hear Norbeck Preserve case

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a case dealing with timber-cutting on 28,000 preserve acres in the Black Hills National Forest.

May 01, 2012 2:40 pmLoading…

South Dakota, Wyoming intervene in lawsuit over forest management

PIERRE, S.D. -- A judge in Wyoming has granted requests by South Dakota and Wyoming to intervene in a federal lawsuit involving management of the Black Hills National Forest.

April 03, 2012 11:53 amLoading…

Black Hills National Forest fficials work toward safe environment for vehicle users

Black Hills National Forest officials are working hard to provide a safe environment for motorized vehicle users.

January 28, 2012 8:48 amLoading…

Groups challenge logging in Wyoming and South Dakota national forest

SPEARFISH, S.D.  - Four conservation groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service over what they call "extreme levels" of logging in the Black Hills National Forest of southwest South Dakota and northeast Wyoming.

November 07, 2011 8:28 amLoading…
Noem to host meeting on pine beetles threat

Noem to host meeting on pine beetles threat

HILL CITY, S.D.  — Rep. Kristi Noem will host a meeting of a U.S. House subcommittee on national parks Sunday on the threat of mountain pine beetles on state forests.

July 10, 2011 4:40 pmLoading…

Canadian firm seeks to strip-mine metals in Black Hills National Forest

SUNDANCE — A Canadian company hoping to compete with China's near-monopoly of rare earth elements — metals critical for everything from U.S. military weaponry to wind turbines — wants to open a strip mine inside a national forest in northeast Wyoming.

February 20, 2011 9:07 amLoading…

Sand Creek drainage hearings set to start

CASPER — The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council will hear arguments this week in a contested petition to designate about 17,000 acres in the Sand Creek area in the Black Hills of eastern Wyoming as “very rare or uncommon.”

October 26, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Wyoming Black Hills petition raises legal issue

CHEYENNE - A request that a Wyoming panel designate a piece of the Black Hills National Forest as "very rare and uncommon" has raised questions about the state's authority to influence what happens on federal land.

July 17, 2009 4:20 pmLoading…

Panel rejects Black Hills Forest petition

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council has rejected a petition by a conservation group to designate a piece of the Black Hills National Forest as "very rare and uncommon."

July 16, 2009 9:40 amLoading…

Meetings set for Black Hills off-roading

CUSTER, S.D. - The U.S. Forest Service plans to release draft plans for an off-roading trail system in the Black Hills National Forest this month during a series of meetings.

March 01, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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