RAPID CITY, S.D. – A review panel is issuing corrective actions to the U.S. Forest Service, and a report they issued, calling for the reduction of timber production in the Black Hills National Forest. The corrections were brought about by requests made from the Black Hills Forest Resource Association, that raised red flags about unsubstantiated claims in the report. Ben Wudtke, Black Hills Forest Resource Association Executive Director, said that one of the biggest misconceptions in the report is that there’s been a 50% reduction in timber production since the late 90s. “That confusion arose between changes in acreages that the report used to quantify the timber resources,” Wudtke said. “This most recent review panel affirmed that that was misleading.”