Annual Meeting Discusses Fighting Mountain Pine Beetle
Mountain pine beetle problems continue in the Black Hills and Wednesday experts discussed how to best approach protecting our trees this year.
The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board gives advice and guidance to help prevent and manage the pine beetle in the Black Hills.
"Basically [the meeting] allows all the entities to sit around the table at the same time to identify priorities, strategies, look at different tools techniques that we may or may not have used and come together to make sure we are focused in our efforts to be as efficient and effective as we can with the limited funding and limited personnel that we have and putting those resources at the right time at the right place to make a difference,” says Black Hills Deputy Forest Supervisor, Dennis Jaeger.
Jaeger says the best way to protect our trees from the mountain pine beetle is for landowners to be proactive and make sure to take care of already infested trees.