Video

Fire: Friend or Foe?

Jewel Cave National Monument

Description

Wildland fire has great potential to change park landscapes. Yet in many ecosystems, such as the Black Hills, fire is also a critical natural process. In fire-dependent ecosystems, many plants and animals cannot survive without the cycles of fire to which they are adapted. This video podcast describes fire conditions at Jewel Cave and how fire is used as a management tool for the surface resources.