Two productive years of culling elk at Theodore Roosevelt National Park have achieved the park's goal of reducing the elk herd in the South Unit to fewer than 400 animals.
With elk culling scheduled to resume in Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit next week, park officials say some backcountry areas and hiking trails will be closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays into December.
Heading to Theodore Roosevelt National Park? Then know that a portion of the park's North Unit Scenic Drive is closed at night and reduced to one lane during the daylight hours due to slumping.
Odds and Ends -- Bears and Guns, Shuttles, Roads, Cycling, and More -- From Around the National Park System
Clingmans Dome Road opening early in Great Smoky Mountains, spring cycling in Yellowstone National Park, and other tidbits from around the National Park System.
Can the irony be any richer? A Republican congressional candidate in North Dakota has suggested drilling for oil and natural gas beneath Theodore Roosevelt National Park. But then, Rick Berg is only the latest GOP candidate to cast eyes on a national park for energy exploration.