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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Park Hosts Open House to Discuss Fire Management Plan

A bison walks along a burn line during a 2004 prescribed burn in Wind Cave National Park.
A bison walks along a burn line during a 2004 prescribed burn in Wind Cave National Park.
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Date
September 30, 2005

Contact
Tom Farrell, 605-745-4600


Staff at Wind Cave National Park will be hosting an informal open house on Thursday, October 6, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the park visitor center to discuss the park’s Fire Management Plan. Comments are being solicited regarding alternatives in the environmental assessment (EA) written to update the park’s fire management plan. The Fire Management Plan was drafted to reflect new management policies and to include an integrated fire management program. The EA’s comment period runs until October 22.

For more information, and for an on-line copy of the EA, visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/wica. Comments can be submitted via that website or they can be mailed to Superintendent; Wind Cave National Park; 26611 U.S. Highway 385; Hot Springs, SD 57747-9430. Individuals may request that their name and/or address be withheld from the record, which National Park Service will honor to the extent allowable by law. Printed copies of the EA are available for review at the Custer, Hot Springs, and Rapid City libraries and at the park visitor center.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.