Current Partner Openings and Information

Current Partner Openings and Information

Updated 09/23/2021 Wind Cave National Park BHPFA park store and visitor center are OPEN daily from 8:00 am-4:30 pm Face masks are required in the visitor center and on cave tours Cave tours have resumed. Limited spots available, tour tickets are available on a...
Wind Cave Surpasses 150 Miles in Length

Wind Cave Surpasses 150 Miles in Length

Wind Cave National Park News Release Release Date: February 12, 2019 For Immediate Release Contact: Tom Farrell, tom_farrell@nps.gov, 605-745-1130 Wind Cave Surpasses 150 Miles in Length WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. – Cave explorers from Colorado recently surveyed...
The Climate Is Changing—What’s a Silviculturist To Do?

The Climate Is Changing—What’s a Silviculturist To Do?

by Jennifer Moore Myers, SRS Science Communications • September 27, 2018 Climate change is here. In southern forests, it takes the form of novel disturbances – different frequency and severity of drought, fire, wind storms, insect outbreaks, even ice storms – or a...
Fire Impacts Freshwater Resources

Fire Impacts Freshwater Resources

Megafires, Wildland Fires, and Prescribed Burns Fire impacts on U.S. freshwater resources by Patty Matteson, SRS Public Affairs • May 10, 2018 Healthy forests are important for clean and abundant water supplies. A recent USDA Forest Service study examined how wildland...
SMALL PESTS, BIG PROBLEMS: THE GLOBAL SPREAD OF BARK BEETLES

SMALL PESTS, BIG PROBLEMS: THE GLOBAL SPREAD OF BARK BEETLES

Bark beetles have ravaged 85,000 square miles of forest in the western United States since 2000, including this area in California as seen in 2016. U.S. FOREST SERVICE A forester in Poland’s Bialowieza Forest points to larvae of spruce bark beetles. WOJTEK...
White Nose Syndrome in Bats-Possible Treatment

White Nose Syndrome in Bats-Possible Treatment

Lethal fungus that causes white-nose syndrome may have an Achilles` heel, new study reveals Madison, WI, January 2, 2018 – The fungus behind white-nose syndrome, a disease that has ravaged bat populations in North America, may have an Achilles’ heel: UV...