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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

South Dakota: Prescribed fire at Wind Cave NP

Today we were graciously allowed to observe a prescribed fire at Wind Cave National Park in southwest South Dakota. The projected surrounded a campground, Elk Mountain Campground, and comprises 93 acres. We watched while the National Park Service firefighters skillfully burned around campsites and structures. We shot a couple of hundred photos.... here are 33 of them.

A big THANKS to the Fire Management and Interpretive staffs at Wind Cave.

(Click on the arrow button to start the slide show. To manually advance the photos, after the show starts click on the pause button ( || ) at the bottom of the photo then click the left or right arrows at the bottom to advance to another photo. If you click on the middle of a photo after the slide show starts, you'll be taken to the photo album at Picassa Web Albums, where you can view the photos in a larger format.)

3 comments:

Cody said...

Bill - Nice photos. It is good to see fire on the ground at Wind Cave, but it will take a little getting used to not being a part of it. CW

dougalexander55 said...

Bill
thanks for the good coverage. you still have your heart at WICA
d

Bill Gabbert said...

Hi guys. The folks at Wind Cave did a really good job on the burn. It was very well organized and executed.

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