• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Prescribed Burn - Wildfires

Wildfire

Wildfire

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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Star Lily

The Star Lilly (Leucocrinum montanum) has several common names including sand lily, sage lily, mountain lily, wild tuberose, and Star-of-Bethlehem. The word Leucocrinum comes from Greek meaning "white lily." More...