Wind Cave National Park
How do you think the National Park Service should celebate its centennial? That's a question the staff at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota is asking.
It sure doesn’t seem like a whole year has passed, but it’s time again for the annual Christmas Bird Count. Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, this is the 115th consecutive year the count has been held, making it one of the world’s longest running and largest citizen science projects. The 2014-15 count dates fall between December 14th and January 5th. Participation is free.
They're big, hard to see until the last minute, can do substantial damage to your vehicle, and likely will wind up dead if you run into them. With longer nights having arrived across the National Park System, it's time to drive a little more carefully and slowly so you don't run into wildlife.
Healthy bison herds at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota are sowing their genes through a program with The Nature Conservancy that operates bison preserves in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, and Illinois.
Wind Cave National Park rangers will be leading tours this month to listen for the bugle of the Rocky Mountain elk. The elk’s high-pitched whistle heralds the arrival of fall and the elk’s mating season.
With the Interior Department's recent report on how to restore bison to federal and tribal landscapes in the West, the following video about restoring bison to the West is worth a watch. It touches on how the National Park Service will have to look beyond traditional wildlife management practices and existing park boundaries.
The Black Hills have long been considered sacred ground by the native people, and after a visit here, perhaps you will too. Start your journey in Rapid City, South Dakota, which is set against the eastern slope of the mountains. The history here, of miners, soldiers, and native tribes, is fascinating. Gold drew the original settlers, but tourism now sustains the region.
It's getting a bit more expensive to visit some national parks, with entrance fees rising at Wind Cave and Jewel Cave national parks in South Dakota, and camping fees going up at Sequoia National Park in California.
I had two job offers the summer before my junior year of high school. I chose the job that came with new boots.
A program specifically designed to get youngsters out into nature, and the national parks, is coming to Wind Cave National Park in a couple of weeks.
It's been a century since bison were returned to Wind Cave National Park via a recovery program for the shaggy animals, and while they're thriving, overall, in the park, motorists are proving to be a great threat to them.
Birders can get a jump on the year's Christmas Bird Count by heading to Wind Cave National Park for its annual bird count this Sunday.
Fee increases, some up to 100 percent, are being proposed at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota.
Summer got off to a record start at Bryce Canyon and Wind Cave national parks, where holiday weekend crowds set records.
A shuffling of money has enabled Wind Cave National Park officials to reopen the Elk Mountain Campground for the summer.
National Park Service Sequestration Update: Closed Campgrounds, Fewer Seasonal Employees, Sunday Closures
Closed campgrounds, Sunday closures of National Park System units, and 900 permanent positions that will go unfilled are just some of the latest details of how the National Park Service is responding to the ongoing federal budget sequestration.
White-Water, Apple Harvests, And Indian Summer On The Coast Are Among 10 Great Fall National Park Activities
Fall is, in many people's eyes, the best season to enjoy the National Park System. Temperatures are moderating, insects are a thing of the past, forests wrap themselves in dazzling colors, and wildlife is easy to see and often vocal. Here are ten great fall destinations in the park system.
You can add Wind Cave National Park to the growing number of parks that are instituting fire restrictions due to the extreme fire conditions that are popping up across the country.
Not even elk at Wind Cave National Park can escape the eye in the sky these days.