Theodore Roosevelt National Park
With clear skies overhead, and no moon, the star gazing should be outstanding in the coming weeks at western national parks. Several of those parks -- Great Basin, Theodore Roosevelt and Mount Rainier national parks, and Oregon Caves National Monument -- are taking advantage of the night skies with star-gazing festivals.
Combine a great, historic setting with some scholarly overview of Theodore Roosevelt's days in the badlands of North Dakota and you've got a great mix for a day at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Bison, an iconic species of the Plains that once were nearly driven to extinction by the country's westward expansion, has rebounded greatly through conservation efforts over the past century, but more work to restore these animals to public and tribal lands remains to be done, according to an Interior Department report.
It can take a long time to reach Theodore Roosevelt National Park, located as it is in southwestern North Dakota. Fortunately, there are some great hikes to do once you get there to stretch your legs. Here are five aspects of the park not to miss on your next visit.
Fresh air and birding are on tap this Saturday at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, where the annual Christmas Bird Count will be conducted in the park's South Unit.
Minot, North Dakota, Photographer Captures Winning Photo In Theodore Roosevelt National Park Contest
This gorgeous shot of Theodore Roosevelt National Park by Gary Anderson won Grand Prize in the park's second Annual “Picture Yourself in Theodore Roosevelt National Park” Photo Contest.
Elk culling resumes Tuesday in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota and will continue for a month as officials try to maintain an elk population between 100 and 400 animals.
Unless things change, it will take centuries for many national parks to have truly clean air, according to the National Parks Conservation Association, which wants the Obama administration to close loopholes that stand in the way of improving air quality.
Wonderment and joy unfold in the national parks come fall when the wild kingdom becomes more visible, literally voicing the call of the wild in parks such as Great Smoky Mountains or Rocky Mountain or winging overhead in any number of parks.
The dark skies over the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park should provide a great backdrop to watch the Perseid Meteor Showers this weekend.
An adventure to the geologic past will be the focus of the third Wilderness Hike of the summer this weekend at the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
If you're at or near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota this weekend, there's a birding walk scheduled for Sunday in the South Unit of the park.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park's Painted Canyon Visitor Center and Rest Area along Interstate 94 is opening for the summer today. The area has been open to foot traffic only since last November.
An adventure into the geologic past will be the focus of the first Wilderness Hike of the summer season this Sunday in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.
As the country endeavors to become more and more energy independent, new techniques for extracting oil and gas from beneath the landscape are greatly expanding the footprint of energy exploration in the country. These efforts have greatly increased the production of oil and natural gas in the United States, and they also are creating problems when the drilling operations turn up on the doorsteps of national parks.
Yes, our national parks are grappling with the loss of millions of dollars due to the failure of Congress and the Obama administration to treat the country's ailing fiscal condition, but they're still open, and still spectacular places to explore.
As energy development continues at a rampant pace in North Dakota, there are growing concerns over how it might impact Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Few national park visits are complete without a hike of some distance and duration. We made the following hikes in the parks the past year, and think you'll find them interesting possibilities for 2013.
More Than Five Tons Of Elk Meat Donated To Needy Through Theodore Roosevelt National Park's Elk Reduction Program
More than five tons of meat has been donated to the needy through the elk reduction program at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
In an effort to keep their overall elk population between 100 and 400 individuals, crews at Theodore Roosevelt National Park have been culling some elk from the park in recent weeks.
Some midweek trail closures in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park will be necessary through early December as elk culling operations resume.