Land & Resources Management

Land and Resource Management projects are undertaken to improve forest health by reducing fire hazards, increasing resistance to insect attacks, and improving tree growth, diversity, range conditions or wildlife habitats throughout the 1.5 million acres on the Black Hills National Forest including 300,000 acres of intermixed non-federal lands.

 

Firefighter stands on rock at Needles rx burn 

Some of these projects include tree thinning and prescribed burning, invasive plant treatments, livestock grazing, and hardwood enhancement.  

Features

Bear Lodge Project

Bull Hill Mine

Documents and information on the development of rare earth minerals mine.


Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program

Aerial view of Mt. Rushmore and BKNF

A forest-wide landscape restoration strategy and a specific project proposal.

Spotlights

Englewood Springs Botanical Area Management Strategy

engelwood springs

The Englewood Springs Botanical Area showcases a significant array of botanical features. A strategy was put together for further understanding and as a guide for this special area.

Wildlife, Fish, & Rare Plant Documents

Bird Flying Overhead

Reports and findings on different species and wildlife.