• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

2007 News Releases

December 19, 2007
Wind Cave National Park Holiday Open House and Christmas Bird Count a Success
The lobby of the visitor center at Wind Cave National Park was filled with parents, neighbors, and friends on Tuesday, December 11, as students from the Hot Springs third grade sang carols at the park’s annual open house.

December 12, 2007
Wind Cave Visitor Center Closes at Noon December 24
The Wind Cave Visitor Center will close at noon on Monday, December 24, 2007, to allow staff to celebrate the holidays with their families.

December 06, 2007
Wind Cave Ornament Hangs on White House Christmas Tree
Images of Wind Cave’s famous boxwork formation, and its world-renown bison herd, hang from the official White House Christmas tree as part of the theme “Holiday in the National Parks.”

December 06, 2007
Holiday Open House and Annual Christmas Bird Count Mark the Season at Wind Cave National Park
The holiday season at Wind Cave National Park this year will include an open house and Christmas bird count.

November 01, 2007
Jewel Cave and Wind Cave Honor Military Personnel With Free Tours on Veterans Day
Jewel Cave National Monument and Wind Cave National Park will offer free tours to military veterans and current military personnel and their families on Sunday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

October 19, 2007
PRESCRIBED FIRE PLANNED AT WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK
Depending on weather and fuel conditions, fire officials at Wind Cave National Park plan to conduct a 93-acre prescribed burn this fall.

October 18, 2007
Wind Cave National Park Completes Annual Bison Roundup
Eighty-seven bison are on their way to new homes as a result of Wind Cave National Park’s annual bison roundup.

September 20, 2007
Free Tours at Jewel and Wind Caves September 29 in Honor of National Public Lands Day
All cave tours and programs at Jewel Cave National Monument and Wind Cave National Park will be free to the public on Saturday, September 29, in recognition of National Public Lands Day

September 04, 2007
Vidal Davila Named New Superintendent of Wind Cave National Park
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August 23, 2007
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE GEARS UP FOR CENTENNIAL CHALLENGE PROJECTS
Wind Cave National Park and Jewel Cave National Monument will be among the National Park Service (NPS) units benefiting from proposals announced Thursday, August 23, at a press conference in Yosemite National Park.

August 10, 2007
Giving Back to Get Ahead at Wind Cave National Park
Four summer interns at Wind Cave National Park are giving back to the park while exploring careers in conservation.

July 24, 2007
Fire Restrictions Announced at Wind Cave National Park
Acting Superintendent Rick Mossman announced today that due to extreme fire conditions in the park, fire restrictions are in place under the authority of 36 CFR 2.13 (c).

July 24, 2007
Northern Great Plains Fire Management Staff Receives Midwest Regional Fuels Award
The fire management staff of the Northern Great Plains Area Park Group, located at Wind Cave National Park in Hot Springs, South Dakota, is the winner of the 2007 Midwest Regional Fuels Award.

July 23, 2007
Campground Fire Contained in Wind Cave National Park
Fire crews were busy Friday afternoon, July 20, suppressing a small fire in Wind Cave National Park.

July 05, 2007
Black-footed Ferrets Return to Wind Cave National Park
After a thirty-year absence, black-footed ferrets, one of the rarest animals in North America, have returned to Wind Cave National Park.

June 15, 2007
Highway 87 in Wind Cave National Park to Close for One Day
Ongoing road construction on Highway 87 in Wind Cave National Park will necessitate a one-day closure of the road.

May 24, 2007
Highway 87 Reopens for Traffic
Highway 87 has reopened for traffic in Wind Cave National Park.

April 13, 2007
Wind Cave National Park to Reintroduce Black-footed Ferrets
One of the rarest animals in North America is returning to Wind Cave National Park.

April 05, 2007
Highway 87 Closure in Wind Cave National Park to Begin April 16
The planned closure of Highway 87 in Wind Cave National Park for work on the Pig Tail Bridge will begin April 16.

March 15, 2007
Highway 87 Closure in Wind Cave National Park Still Pending
Due to unexpected scheduling and material availability issues, the planned closure of S.D. Highway 87 in Wind Cave National Park for work on the Pigtail Bridge has been postponed.

March 01, 2007
Highway 87 Closure in Wind Cave National Park Postponed One Week
The planned closure of Highway 87 in Wind Cave National Park for work on the Pig Tail Bridge has been postponed by one week.

February 22, 2007
Highway 87 in Wind Cave National Park to Close for Bridge Construction
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February 15, 2007
Wind Cave to Replace Campground Waterline
Campers at Wind Cave National Park will benefit under a plan to replace the current public water system.

February 08, 2007
President's Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Proposal to Impact Park Operations at Jewel and Wind Caves
Both National Park Service caves in the Black Hills would see a modest increase in operational funding as a result of the president's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2008.

January 25, 2007
Elk Study Continues at Wind Cave National Park
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. – Year three of the Wind Cave National Park elk study to learn about elk movement patterns in the southern Black Hills began recently with the capturing and collaring of 53 elk. Data from GPS (Global Positioning System) radio collars is being used in the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement on elk management in the park and to write an elk management plan in conjunction with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks.

January 22, 2007
Park Wildlife at Risk Due to Winter Drivers
Speeding drivers and poor winter driving conditions create a deadly combination for wildlife in Wind Cave National Park. Each winter, rangers see a rise in accident rates involving vehicles and wildlife caused primarily by people driving too fast on park roads. In the last two years, 19 large animals, primarily bison, were killed as a result of motor vehicle accidents.

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