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Forest Service plans spruce management project

The U.S. Forest Service is looking to introduce a forest-wide project to increase resiliency by diversifying the tree species within the Black Hills National Forest (BHNF). The Public has until March 24 to submit comments regarding the proposal.

“The purpose of the Spruce Vegetation Management Project is to reduce the number of acres dominated by white spruce (Picea glauca) and increase the number of acres of pine and aspen forest-wide with the objective of increasing overall forest resiliency,” said Jerry Krueger, Deputy Forest Supervisor, in a press release.

“This project will also reduce un...