• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Prescribed Burn - Wildfires



Wildfires will eventually burn most areas, with fires caused by lightning, an arsonist, or an escaped campfire. If an area has not burned in many years, the unnatural accumulation of thick, sometimes dead vegetation, can result in a very intense, fast-moving conflagration. However, if the area has been treated recently with a prescribed fire to remove excess fuel, the wildfire will be much easier to control and homes will be less threatened.

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Porcupine in tree

Porcupine babies are called porcupettes. When they are born they have 15,000 quills. Porcupettes are born in the spring and, lucky for mom, the quills are soft. They can climb trees within an hour of birth. More...