Mountain Pine Beetle
4 million tourists annually
Standing dead and down wood
Prescribed fire and fuels management
Large private sector presence
Long-eared bats, black-backed woodpeckers
The Black Hills National Forest is the most intensively managed national forest in the country, has the highest allowable timber sale quantity of any forest in the Rocky Mountain region, and supports extensive livestock grazing.
Ben Wudtke, Director, Black Hills Forest Resource Association