Executive Summary

Wind Cave National Park (WICA) protects one of the world’s longest caves, has large amounts of high quality, native vegetation, and hosts a genetically important bison herd.  The park’s relatively small size and unique purpose within its landscape requires hands-on management of these and other natural resources, all of which are interconnected.  Anthropogenic climate change presents an added challenge to WICA natural resource management because it is characterized by large uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of park and National Park Service (NPS) staff.  

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