• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Abstract - Ecological Changes on Pine-Grassland Burned in Early Spring and Late Spring (Phase I), Continuing Research on Prescribed Burning, Including Winter Burning (Phase II)

Schripsema, Janet R. 1977. Ecological Changes on Pine-Grassland Burned in Early Spring and Late Spring (Phase I), Continuing Research on Prescribed Burning, Including Winter Burning (Phase II). MS Thesis. South Dakota State University. 100 p.

Abstract

Contents: Introduction: Description of the Black Hills, Description of Wind Cave National Park, History of Fire in the Black Hills, History of Fire in Wind Cave National Park; Literature Review of Fire Ecology and Prescribed Burning; Description of the Study Areas: Rankin Ridge Study Area, Wind Cave Canyon Study Area; Methods of Study: Treatments, Burning Techniques, Sampling Locations, Sampling Methods: Vegetation, Sampling Methods: Animal Use, Photographic Techniques, Climatological Data, Methods of Analysis; Results and Discussion: Assumptions, Vegetation Yields, Plant Height and Density, Soil Analysis, Animal Use.

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