Natural Features & Ecosystems

Stalactites and flowstone in a cave passage in Wind Cave National Park.

NPS Photo

Cave and Karst Systems

Learn more about some of the area cave systems.

Ponderosa pine trees near Mount Rushmore.

NPS Photo


Explore the features of the forests of the Black Hills.



Find out what it is and how important it is.

Granite surrounded by ponderosa pine trees in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Gary Chancey, Black Hills National Forest


Explore the relationship between rocks, soil and life in the Black Hills.

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