Black Hills National Forest
Replanting Our Nation’s Forests
Forest OverviewThe famed Black Hills of Wyoming and South Dakota are the setting for this national forest which is rich in heritage and visited by millions each year. The forest itself is a representation of American legacy, laced with miles of stunning lakes, rivers, streams, and rugged mountaintops. Many visit the rolling hills clad with pine trees each year and use the experience to rejuvenate body and spirit.
This year more than 400 acres will be replenished with 150,000 ponderosa pine trees.
Black Hills National Forest Needs Our HelpThe Jasper fire of 2000 burned more than 80,000 acres of the Black Hills National Forest. The 2012 replanting project will take place within the burn area where little or no natural regeneration has occurred due to the lack of seed source lost to the intense flames. This year more than 400 acres will be replenished with 150,000 ponderosa pine trees. The planting window on the Hell Canyon Ranger District is small; a crew of approximately 20 tree planters will ensure the project is completed so the landscape can once again be adorned with healthy mature trees.