Wind Cave National Park Postpones Prescribed Fire

Firefighter, dressed in yellow Nomex, walks along a fire line with a drip torch.
Firefighter uses a drip torch to start a prescribed fire. 

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News Release Date: September 10, 2014

Contact: Tom Farrell, 605-745-1130

Wind Cave National Park, S.D. –The 2,199 acre prescribed burn planned for this September in the southwestern corner of Wind Cave National Park has been postponed until October.The wet weather and the green grasses prompted the postponement. Firefighters believe the postponement will enhance the park's ability to reach the burn's objectives of reducing fuel loading in the ponderosa pine forest and decreasing encroachment of young ponderosa pine onto the prairie.



Last updated: April 10, 2015

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