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NOTE: this website is under development MAY 2017
Check out the events calendar (click) in 2017 for outings, news updates and much more!
MAY 6, 2017 - FIELD TRAINING for Adopt an Allotment Citizen Science Project
Meet Beth Burkhart, Project Coordinator, at Outdoor Campus West (main parking lot near the lake) at 1pm. Activities will include Robel pole protocol demonstration, hands-on field training with Robel pole equipment and forms, selection of allotments for 2017 summer monitoring, and equipment assembly.
Questions? Contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY 11, 2017 - Norbeck Meeting at SDSMT 5:30pm: Meet with Dr. Andy Detweiler of SDSM&T Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Program and Department of Physics to discuss
Geo-Climate: An Intricate Balance.
There are many feedback/control mechanisms involved in maintaining the greenhouse effect in the earth's stmosphere. These operate on time-scales ranging from tens of millions of years to centuries. Plate tectonics is involved at the longest time-scales, while the shorter time-scales tend to involve biological as well as geochemical processes. Andy will review several of these mechanisms and discuss recent studies about planetary evolution that are showing new requirements for habitability.
MAY 21, 2017 - DEADLINE for public survey input to Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board on future desired non-motorized trail user experiences.
Copy the following link into your internet browser to access the survey.
NORBECK SOCIETY ALERT - SPEARFISH CANYON/BISMARCK LAKE LAND EXCHANGE
Norbeck Society is opposed to this land exchange, creation of Spearfish Canyon, and expansion of Custer State Park by addition of Bismarck Lake.
SD Game Fish and Parks has paused all planning on this project. Proposals to include funding for the land exchange in the 2017 SD state budget were not successful. On this website, look under What You Can Do menu item, Comment on Issues submenu item for Norbeck Society position statement and contact information for federal, state, and local officials.
NORBECK SOCIETY'S ADOPT AN ALLOTMENT PROJECT
Become a citizen scientist with the Norbeck Society and contribute to long-term health of vegetation, wildlife habitat and other natural resources on public lands in the Black Hills by adopting a grazing allotment!