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Firewood Alert

Do not bring out-of-state firewood into South Dakota.

Firewood from another state may contain the Emerald Ash Borer, which could be harmful to trees in this state. To help contain these destructive pests, we ask that you please leave out-of-state wood at home. Firewood is available for purchase at South Dakota state parks.

Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an insect from China that is destroying ash trees. Through the movement of infested firewood and nursery stock, the beetle has expanded across the United States and into Canada.

South Dakota is heavily dependent on ash trees for urban and shelterbelt trees. If the insect is introduced in South Dakota the economic impact will be enormous. It is critical that out-of-state firewood not be brought into South Dakota to avoid the introduction of this pest into the state.

Thank you for your understanding and for helping to keep South Dakota free of these unwanted pests.

Campfire Status

Burning restrictions may be enacted by the counties due to dry conditions. To learn more, visit the Office of Emergency Management website.

State parks may also prohibit campfires in these areas. Please contact the individual park directly for the most current information.