• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Research

An abundance of scientific research has taken and still is taking place at Wind Cave National Park, from endangered animal species studies to invasive plant removal strategies to human carrying capacity issues.

Understanding all of the aspects of the park is one of our resource managers' major goals. Through research, we can better understand issue such as the relationships of the surface and the subsurface, the ecosystems and the animals that live here, the role of fire on the ecosystems, and the impact of invasive plants.

Read More about the reports and abstracts of research done at Wind Cave National Park.

Resource Ramblings: Wind Cave National Park Resource Management News Briefs are posted annually read more about park projects and research here.

Planning: Wind Cave National Park's staff researches and presents many of its projects for public review. Reading through suggested documents is a great way to understand what is going on in the park and the ways you can be involved.

Did You Know?

American bison on the Wind Cave National Park prairie

The American bison is the largest terrestrial mammal in North America. Male bison can weigh a ton and can run 35 miles per hour. Do not approach bison. They weigh more and can outrun you. More...