Wind Cave National Park
Specifically, the objectives of this research project were to: 1) Census burned and unburned grassland areas for breeding populations of birds and small mammals. Population censuses have been made on areas prescribed burned between 1973 and 1978 as well as the areas burned in the spring of 1981; 2) Analyze study transect vegetation to determine the impact of burning treatments on prairie vegetation and its relationship to bird and small mammal densities; 3) Provide usable management recommendations that will aid not only in vegetation maintenance but also with the animal populations associated with the grasslands.
Forde, Jon D. and Sloan, Norman F.
"The Effect of Fire on Bird and Small Mammal Communities in the Grasslands of Wind Cave National Park,"
University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Center Annual Report: Vol. 7
, Article 19.
Available at: http://repository.uwyo.edu/uwnpsrc_reports/vol7/iss1/19