2004 News Releases
December 10, 2004
Christmas Comes Early to Park
Superintendent Linda L. Stoll announced today that Wind Cave National Park will receive more than $4,800 worth of professional digital photography equipment from Kodak through the National Park Foundation as part of the Proud Partners of America’s National Parks program.
November 30, 2004
Holiday Open House Planned
Superintendent Linda L. Stoll invites the public to a holiday open house at the Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center on Wednesday, December 15, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
October 22, 2004
Lunar Eclipse Program and Halloween Tours to be Presented
Rangers will be offering two special programs this week at Wind Cave National Park. The first program will observe a rare total lunar eclipse, and the second will be a Halloween glimpse into the past.
September 10, 2004
September 09, 2004
Elk Bugling Season Has Begun
The annual elk bugling season is in progress at Wind Cave National Park. This high-pitched whistle heralds the arrival of fall and the mating season of the Rocky Mountain elk.
September 02, 2004
April 30, 2004
Park Emerging as Key Air Quality Monitoring Site
With a recent upgrade of air quality monitoring equipment, and a proposal by the State of South Dakota to expand further the park’s capacity, Wind Cave National Park is becoming a key site for the establishment of baseline air quality data for western South Dakota.
April 09, 2004
April 06, 2004
April 06, 2004
Planning Begins for Replacement of Cave Lighting System
Planning has begun for the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the rehabilitation of the lighting system within Wind Cave.
April 05, 2004
Prescribed Burn Planned with Custer State Park
Officials at Custer State Park and Wind Cave National Park announced that they are preparing to conduct a shared burn this spring in the Hay Flats/Red Valley area of their parks.
March 25, 2004
Elk Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease
A twenty-month old elk recently observed exhibiting clinical signs of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has tested positive for the fatal disease.
February 23, 2004
One Elk Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease
Increased vigilance for animals exhibiting signs of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Wind Cave National Park resulted in the discovery of an elk displaying clinical signs of the disease.
January 30, 2004
One Deer Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease
One deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and twenty-one tested negative as a result of samples collected in mid-January.
January 16, 2004
Twenty-Four Deer Tested for Chronic Wasting Disease
As part of a three-year study of Wind Cave National Park’s deer herd, twenty-four deer were captured and tested for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).