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Audubon News August 2020

We will have our To join the Zoom Meetings - type in the link:
August and September meetings by Zoom.
Both Zoom meetings will use the same codes, numbers & links.
Meeting ID: 854 3392 0233
Our meetings are recorded & you can watch them after the fact. Passcode: 534620
You can dial by phone instead of using the on-line video linkage
Time: Thursday, August 27th, 2020, 6:30 PM MT (We think any of these numbers work from SD)
Topic: Black Hills National Forest - timber sustain- +1 301 715 8592 (Germantown), +1 312 626 6799 (Chicago)
ability and the implications of overharvesting +1 929 205 6099 (New York),+1 253 215 8782 (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 (Houston),+1 669 900 6833 (San Jose)
Speakers: Mary Zimmerman, volunteer for the
Norbeck Society; Dave Mertz, retired forester One tap mobile
+12532158782,,85433920233#,,,,,,0#,,534620# US (Tacoma)
Dave and Mary will talk about the implications of overharvest-
ing on the forest. Their presentations may include some power- Meeting ID: 854 3392 0233
points, videos, discussion and answering questions. Passcode: 534620
For help with Zoom, contact Nancy Hilding, 605-787-6466 (h)

Time: Tuesday, September 29th, 6:30 PM MT

605-787-2806 (cell), To download free zoom
software - The instructions and Zoom links will also
Topic: Conservation of Black-backed Woodpeckers in be on our website’s home page and Facebook pages. Also on our web
the Black Hills page is more information on BHNF’s overcutting of trees. Members
Speakers: Chad Hanson, Ph.D., research ecologist meetings are normally in the last week of the month.

Dr. Hanson will discuss the threats to the Black Hills subspecies Black Hills National Forest (BHNF) Update
of the Black-backed Woodpecker, including logging, fire sup- The BHNF has admitted it is cutting the pine trees at a faster
pression, and small population size due to limited suitable habi- rate than the trees can replace themselves. They have very little
tat. He will suggest key conservation steps that should be taken old growth (structural stage 5) left - less than1 percent (0.6 per-
to ensure viable populations. cent). If cutting continues at the current rate, they will run out of
saw timber in about 30 years.

To reduce mailing expenses & use of volunteer time, PHAS is trying to send as many announcements by e-mail as possible. Please help us keep
you informed by giving us your phone number and e-mail address. PHAS is run by volunteers. We are recruiting new Board members.

Prairie Hills Audubon Society (PHAS) is a Chapter of the National Audubon Society. Our territory is much of West River SD. Nancy Hilding -
President,, 605-787-6466 or 6779; Helen McGinnis - Treasurer,, Doris Respects Nothing -
Secretary,, MaryJo Farrington - Board member, 605- 716-2151; Jim Petersen - Board member,,
PHAS web site :, PHAS Facebook page:

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