An abundance of scientific research has taken and still is taking place at Wind Cave National Park, from endangered animal species studies to invasive plant removal strategies to human carrying capacity issues.

Understanding all of the aspects of the park is one of our resource managers' major goals. Through research, we can better understand issue such as the relationships of the surface and the subsurface, the ecosystems and the animals that live here, the role of fire on the ecosystems, and the impact of invasive plants.

Read More about the reports and abstracts of research done at Wind Cave National Park.

Planning: Wind Cave National Park's staff researches and presents many of its projects for public review. Reading through suggested documents is a great way to understand what is going on in the park and the ways you can be involved.

Last updated: January 23, 2018

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