• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Abstract - Research and Wind Cave: Big News from a Small Park

Krueger, Kirsten. 1987. Research and Wind Cave: Big News from a Small Park. Park Science - A Resource Management Bulletin 8.

Abstract

This one page article discusses the success of Wind Cave National Park as a research area. Because of the park's rick flora and fauna, its location, and it dedicated researchers (Al Lovaas and Rich Klukas are mentioned), it has become a popular site for independent studies. This article includes descriptions of research subjects involving a number of universities and a graph depicting the growth of research since 1965. Scientific journalism and word-of-mouth have greatly influenced the growth of interest in the park in the scientific community. Demands for National Park Service funds from within the park will undoubtedly rise as noted here.

Did You Know?

Bull elk in the park.

A Rocky Mountain bull elk weighs between 700 - 800 pounds. Rocky Mountain elk were introduced to the park in 1914 and 1916. More...