Black Hills National Forest

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Black Hills National Forest

Address:1019 N 5th St
Custer, SD 57730

Size: 1,200,000 acres.
Location:Southwestern South Dakota. Accessible by US 14, 16, 18, 85, and 385. Nearby cities/towns include Custer, Hill City, Hot Springs, Rapid City, Spearfish, and Sturgis, SD; New Castle, WY.
Facilities:Visitor center, 30 campgrounds, 32 picnic areas, beaches, boat ramps, trails (450 miles), 2 scenic drives.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, rock hounding, gold panning, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Historic gold rush region. Points of interest include Harney Peak, at 7,242 feet South Dakota's highest point; Mount Rushmore National Memorial (see entry in national parks section); Jewel Cave National Monument (see entry in national parks section); Norbeck Wildlife Preserve; and Black Elk Wilderness.

See other parks in South Dakota.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Forest vegetation of the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota and Wyoming: a habitat type classification.--US For.
Distribution modelling to guide stream fish conservation: an example using the mountain sucker in the Black Hills National Forest, USA.
The engraved slabs were donated and set-up by balloonist Ed Yost, with approval by the Black Hills National Forest. At the dedication ceremony, he commented that the eastern rim of the Strato Bowl would be an ideal location to build a balloon museum.
A tourist, town located in the western half of the state near Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills National Forest, the city has no gay bookstore, gay coffeehouse, or gay district to speak of.
He points to a situation in which planning changes threatened to radically alter habitat in South Dakota's Black Hills National Forest. Pointing to NEPA, wildlife defenders appealed the plan administratively.
The study site was located in the southern portion of the Black Hills National Forest on the western edge of Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota.
Ponderosa pine covers over 90 percent of the Black Hills, along with pockets of white spruce, aspen and bur oak (Black Hills National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan Map: no date given).
Unfortunately, Black Hills National Forest is the most heavily developed and logged forest in the Forest Service's Rocky Mountain region, with a mere one percent designated as wilderness.
Deadwood, on the Black Hills National Forest's northern edge, sprang up after gold strikes in the area in 1874.
The primary issue in both was whether the taxpayers could deduct transportation expenses between temporary cutting sites in the Black Hills National Forest and their homes, which also were located in the forest.

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