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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

2010 News Releases

December 28, 2010
Educational Programs Offered This Winter at Wind Cave
Programs for exploring nature with children will be offered this winter at Wind Cave National Park

December 16, 2010
Wind Cave Prairie Walkers Meeting Monday, December 27
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. – Walk off some of those holiday calories by joining this month’s Wind Cave Prairie Walkers as they continue their exploration of the park’s seldom seen backcountry areas.

December 01, 2010
Annual Christmas Bird Count and Open House Mark the Season at Wind Cave National Park
Holiday events at Wind Cave National Park begin with the annual Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December 12, followed by the park’s holiday open house on Wednesday, December 15.

November 05, 2010
Twelve Additional Black-footed Ferrets Released at Wind Cave
Wind Cave National Park, S.D. – Twelve additional black-footed ferrets were recently released in Wind Cave National Park. The ferrets, seven males and five females, were bred in captivity at the National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center in northern Colorado.
October 21, 2010

Mop-Up Begins for Wind Cave National Park Prescribed Fire
Wind Cave National Park, S.D. – Over thirty-four hundred acres south of the Rankin Ridge Fire Tower were recently burned as part of a prescribed fire at Wind Cave National Park. Fire crews from multiple agencies began the ignition process for the American Elk Prescribed Burn by walking along the burn’s perimeter with drip torches Wednesday, October 20.

October 01, 2010
Wind Cave National Park Prepares for Fall Prescribed Fire
Wind Cave National Park, S.D. – Preparations are nearly complete for a 3,408 acre prescribed fire planned this fall at Wind Cave National Park. The burn area is located south of the Rankin Ridge Fire Tower and east of Highway 87. The burn could occur as early as the week of October 10th.

September 30, 2010
Elk Fence Nears Completion at Wind Cave National Park
Phase One of a fencing project designed to keep elk out of Wind Cave National Park during the hunting season is nearing completion.

September 16, 2010
Wind Cave Celebrates National Public Lands Day with Free Tours
In honor of National Public Lands Day, all tours at Wind Cave National Park will be free to the public on Saturday, September 25, 2010.

September 09, 2010
Elk Bugling Programs at Wind Cave National Park
Rangers at Wind Cave National Park will be leading programs this September to listen for the bugle of the Rocky Mountain elk.

August 06, 2010
Wind Cave Offers Free Tours on August 14 and 15 to View New Cave Lighting System
All tours of Wind Cave will be free the weekend of August 14 and 15 to allow local residents and visitors the opportunity to view the recently completed cave lighting project.

July 01, 2010
Wind Cave Begins Night Hikes In Search of Ferrets
Rangers at Wind Cave National Park will be offering special night hikes this summer in hope of seeing a black-footed ferret, the rarest animal in North America.

June 07, 2010
Chip and Seal Project at Wind Cave National Park Rescheduled Due to Weather
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May 27, 2010
Free Tours Offered June 5 and 6 at Wind Cave National Park
All tours of Wind Cave will be free the weekend of June 5 and 6 as part of the celebration of National Trails Day.

May 20, 2010
Chip and Seal Project to Begin in Wind Cave National Park
A chip and seal project on U.S. Highway 385 and South Dakota Highway 87 in Wind Cave National Park is scheduled to begin in early June.

April 15, 2010
Wind Cave National Park Prepares for Spring Prescribed Fire
Fire crews from Wind Cave National Park and the Northern Great Plains Fire Office are preparing control lines and equipment for a planned 397-acre burn south of the Rankin Ridge Fire Tower this spring.

April 08, 2010
Free Tours and Special Activities Mark National Park Week at Jewel and Wind Caves
Free tours and special activities are scheduled at Jewel Cave National Monument and Wind Cave National Park to celebrate this year’s National Park Week.

March 25, 2010
Wind Cave Receives Award for Excellence in Wastewater Treatment System Operation and Maintenance
The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced recently that the Wind Cave National Park wastewater treatment system is the recipient of the 2009 Operation and Maintenance Excellence Award.

March 10, 2010
Northern Great Plains Park Group Receives National Award
Staff from the Northern Great Plains Park Group based at Wind Cave National Park recently received the Brad Cella Award for diligence and proficiency in managing fuels funds to reduce risk to critical park values.

January 08, 2010
Discover Wind Cave through Programs for Children and Backcountry Hikes
Programs for exploring nature with children and discovering the park’s backcountry will be offered this spring at Wind Cave National Park.

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