Friday, October 4, 2019

Federal Document of the Month

Forests of South Dakota are an attraction for many as they stop, stretch or travel through our great state. Along with the beauty of pine trees are natural and prescribed fires. As for wildlife habitat, ‘prescribed fire and mechanical treatments can have negative impacts on many important components of wildlife habitat, such as snags, downed logs, and old growth or large trees. Downed logs provide habitat for small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Large trees are used by a variety of wildlife species for nesting, feeding, foraging, and roosting.’ (excerpt page 62 from Comprehensive Guide to Fuels Treatment Practices for Ponderosa Pine in the Black Hills, Colorado Front Range, and Southwest)

The name Black Hills is a translation of the Lakota Pahá Sápa. The hills were so-called because of their dark appearance from afar.

cover of Comprehensive Guide to Fuels Treatment Practices for Ponderosa Pine in the Black Hills, Colorado Front Range, and Southwest
Cover of  Comprehensive Guide to Fuels Treatment Practices for Ponderosa Pine
in the Black Hills, Colorado Front Range, and Southwest 


Titles and links below are available for viewing:

Black Hills resilient landscapes project, draft environmental impact statement:
https://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo90667

Forests of South Dakota
http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo55812

A comprehensive guide to fuels treatment practices for ponderosa pine in the Black Hills, Colorado Front Range, and Southwest
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS92206

BIA forest lands of North and South Dakota, 1996
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS39973

Forest health highlights
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS38901

South Dakota timber industry
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS34848


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Electronic publications are linked from the state library online catalog.