Lower Brule Sioux Tribe to remove invasive trees on reservation

A sign to the offices of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. Photo from USGS / Flickr

The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will be removing an invasive species of trees from the reservation, The Mitchell Daily Republic reports.

The red cedar trees are interfering with grazing areas so the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Recreation plans to remove them over the next four years, the paper said. The tribe is also working to stop the spread of noxious weeds, the paper reported.

Both efforts were already in the works before the tribe joined the Department of Agriculture StrikeForce program. Support from the program will help the tribe protect even more of its lands, a tribal biologist told the paper.

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