The South Dakota Stock Market Game program operated by the Black Hills State University Center for Economic Education announces that an essay by Noah Diamond from Rapid City Stevens High School won the state’s InvestWrite writing competition.
When Karin Humar enrolled in the University Honors Program at Black Hills State University she was ready to embark on an academic journey that would challenge and inspire. Her work has led to the creation of a professional development program that will inspire future students to maximize their educational careers too.
A Thanksgiving holiday tradition at Black Hills State University continued this year as students and staff from the BHSU Office of Student Affairs gathered items for Thanksgiving food and gift baskets for eight local families.
Graduates of the 2016 Women in Leadership: Focusing on the Future class were honored at the South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity Seventh Annual Women’s Business Conference on Friday, Oct. 21 at The Lodge at Deadwood. The SD CEO Women’s Business Center at Black Hills State University partnered with Coeur-Wharf Resources to present this six month long educational series, which was launched in May 2016.
The Black Hills State University Theatre Department concludes its fall season with a workshop production “Non-Player Character,” addressing the gaming pin-up culture and the cyberbullying of women. The play will take place in the Woodburn Mainstage Theatre, second floor, on campus, Nov. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m.span>
The Black Hills State University Geek Speak lecture Thursday, Nov. 17 will explain the fundamentals of nature through various field theories, possibly originating from Superstring theory -- the latest candidate for the theory of everything.
Dr. Parthasarathi Nag, professor of mathematics at BHSU, will present “Supersymmetry, Superstrings and the quest for the Theory of Everything” Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. in Jonas Hall, room 110. The event is free and open to the public..span>
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that the U.S. Forest Service has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since its last aerial survey in May 2016. This brings the total number of dead trees since 2010 to over 102 million on 7.7 million acres of California’s drought stricken forests. In 2016 alone, 62 million trees have died, representing more than a 100 percent increase in dead trees across the state from 2015. Millions of additional trees are weakened and expected to die in the coming months and years.
Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior released a new science plan that will serve as an action-oriented blueprint for acquiring information needed to make science-based decisions to restore and conserve the imperiled ‘sagebrush sea,’ a roughly 500,000-square-mile-area of sagebrush steppe habitat across western North America.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest up to $7 million in grants for projects designed to expand wood products and wood energy markets that support sustainable forest management, especially in areas with high wildfire risks. These grants are available through the U.S. Forest Service's Wood Innovations Program.
The next U.S. Forest Service fee-free day is Sept. 24, 2016, in conjunction with the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day, the Nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands projects that ensure sustainable ecosystems and promote vibrant communities.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the 2016 USDA Forest Service's National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge grant recipients. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing $900,000 in funding to four goal recipients who will demonstrate how healthy urban forests can increase public health benefits, improve development and redevelopment efforts, and contribute to urban food production
The U.S. Forest Service today finalized a policy that will provide for nationally consistent training, evaluation and certification requirements for the use of chain saws and crosscut saws on National Forest System lands. The new policy governs the use of saws by Forest Service and other governmental employees, volunteers, training consultants and cooperators on lands managed by the Forest Service.
Today, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced a new partnership with the American Forest Foundation (AFF), and a combined $5 million initial investment, to address catastrophic wildfire risk across 3.5 million acres of private land in order to protect water supplies for Western communities.
The U.S. Forest Service today announced that it has identified an additional 26 million trees dead in California since October 2015. These trees are located in six counties across 760,000 acres in the southern Sierra Nevada region of the state, and are in addition to the 40 million trees that died statewide from 2010 to October 2015, bringing the total to at least 66 million dead trees. Four consecutive years of severe drought in California, a dramatic rise in bark beetle infestation and warmer temperatures are leading to historic levels of tree die-off.
Shawna Legarza, who has earned more than 25 years of wildland fire management experience, has been tapped to serve as the National Director of Fire and Aviation Management for the U.S. Forest Service, Chief Tom Tidwell announced today.