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.  


Black Hills Resilient Landscapes Project


The Black Hills Resilient Landscapes project decision includes reduction of hazardous fuels, prescribed burning, enhancement of hardwoods and grasslands, timber harvest, non-commercial thinning, and associated actions.

Travel Analysis

As part of a national effort, an analysis of National Forest System roads was conducted to identify the minimum road system needed “for travel and for administration, utilization, and protection of National Forest System lands.” 


Cook Lake Spillway Reconstruction

Cook Lake Spillway Reconstruction

Updates on the Cook Lake Recreation Area spillway reconstruction.

Wildlife, Fish, & Rare Plant Documents

Bird Flying Overhead

Reports and findings on different species and wildlife.