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Near Hill City in Pennington County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Multiple Purpose Management in Action

 
 
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By William J. Toman, August 9, 2010
1. Multiple Purpose Management in Action Marker
Inscription. This young Ponderosa Pine forest was thinned by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935 to improve the growth of the remaining trees[.] The first commercial harvest was made in 1959 when the area was thinned again for posts and poles. From now on a commercial cutting can be made about every twenty years. The best trees have been pruned to produce knot-free lumber. Young trees becoming established will replace the older trees as they are harvested. Under multiple-use management, this roadside area has received special treatment. [Missing text] been removed to maintain the scenic beauty. Improved vigor of the forest provides better habitat for wildlife and improved water production as well as growing better quality timber products for a growing America.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 44° 13.277′ N, 103° 40.161′ W. Marker is near Hill City, South Dakota, in Pennington County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 385 and Custer Crossing Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 385. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hill City SD 57745, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Multiple Purpose Management in Action Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 9, 2010
2. Multiple Purpose Management in Action Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); The Homestake Gold Mine and Open Cut (approx. 10.2 miles away); The Open Cut (approx. 10.2 miles away); Homestake Open Cut Mine (approx. 10.2 miles away); The Presidential District (approx. 10.8 miles away); The Franklinís Fine Home (approx. 10.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Presidential District (approx. 10.9 miles away); Hebrew Hill (Mt. Zion) (approx. 11 miles away).
 
Categories. EnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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