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

Black Hills Resilient Landscapes Project

BHRL

A draft decision has been released, objections have been received, reviewing official have responded to all objections and a final decision is pending. See response letters: https://www.fs.fed.us/objections/objections_list.php?r=110203


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.” 

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.