Call it putting your money where your bugs are. In this case, it’s in the Black Hills National Forest.
The U.S. Forest Service has agreed to commit another $1 million to the battle against the mountain pine beetle in the Black Hills, a move announced and praised by Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D.
“This announcement is welcome news for folks in the Black Hills who are living daily through the slow-motion disaster that is the pine beetle epidemic,” Noem said in a prepared statement. “By providing these additional resources, the Forest Service has given a boost to the continued effort to beat the beetles.”