Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Interior Department Has Plan For Restoring Bison To Public, Tribal Landscapes

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.

Campaign Underway To Designate A "National Mammal Of The United States"

Our nation has a National Bird (bald eagle), a National Tree (oak) and a National Flower ( rose), but no national mammal. A bill has been introduced in the U. S. Senate to fill that gap, and the proposal would designate a large animal that's a big visitor draw in several national parks. What's being suggested for the "national mammal of the United States"? The American Bison.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Seeking Comments On Plans To Replace Visitor Center

Structural concerns have forced Theodore Roosevelt National Park officials to find a new site for their visitor center in the North Unit, and they're looking to the public for input on their plans.

Five Aspects Of Theodore Roosevelt National Park Not To Miss On Your Next Visit

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.

Holiday Schedule Posted For National Park Units In North Dakota

The year-end holidays will bring some closures to the national parks in North Dakota.

Christmas Bird Count Coming To Theodore Roosevelt National Park Saturday

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.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park To Cull Elk For Next Month

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.

Night Sky Festivals: Acadia And Theodore Roosevelt National Parks

Star gazers have two national park settings to choose from this month if they're interested in attending a night sky festival, one in Maine and the other in North Dakota.

Obama Administration Urged By NPCA To Close Loopholes That Prevent Clean Air Over Parks

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.

Fall In The National Parks: A Perfect Season For Catching The Wild Side Of The Park System

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.

Watch Perseid Meteor Showers In The Dark Skies Over Theodore Roosevelt National Park's North Unit

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.

Hike Into The Wilderness Of Theodore Roosevelt National Park This Sunday

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.

Heavy Rains Cause Structural Problems, Force Closure Of North Unit Visitor Center At Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Heavier than normal rains have led to structural problems with the visitor center in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and forced its closure.

Bird Walk This Sunday At 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 Reopens

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.

Wilderness Hike This Weekend At Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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.

New Organization Rises Up To Warn About Energy Exploration Impacts On National Parks

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, The Sequestration Has Hit The National Parks. But They're Still Open And Still Spectacular!

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.

New Video Points To Concerns Over Energy Exploration Around Theodore Roosevelt National Park

As energy development continues at a rampant pace in North Dakota, there are growing concerns over how it might impact Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Energy Development Knocking On Door Of Elkhorn Ranch At Theodore Roosevelt National Park

North Dakota's energy boom continues to close in on Theodore Roosevelt National Park, where officials are concerned about a proposal to drill for oil on the doorstep of Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch.

A Year In The Parks: From Arches National Park To Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Living in the Rocky Mountains is a great asset when it comes to visiting national parks, for there are so many in just about any direction you head. The past year took me north and south through the region to a diverse collection parks, and I also ventured to Virginia to explore the National Park System.

Trails We Hiked in 2012 That We Think You'll Like

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.

Washington State Woman Takes Winning Photo For Theodore Roosevelt National Park Pass

A beautiful shot of the Little Missouri River has won the first annual "Picture Yourself in Theodore Roosevelt National Park" photo contest and will be placed on the park's 2013 annual pass.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Working To Manage Elk Numbers

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.

Devils Tower National Monument, Badlands National Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park All Listed Among Top 10 "Ecotourism" Destinations In Great Plains

Devils Tower National Monument, Badlands National Park, and Theodore Roosevelt National Park all have made it into the Center for Great Plains Studies' list of top "ecotourism" destinations in the Great Plains.

Midweek Trail Closures Coming To Some Areas Of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Some midweek trail closures in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park will be necessary through early December as elk culling operations resume.

North Unit Scenic Drive In Theodore Roosevelt National Park Reopens To End

The entire 14 miles of the North Unit Scenic Drive in Theodore Roosevelt National Park reopens to traffic today at 9 a.m. after road slumps back in August 2011 forced closure of the last 7 miles of the drive.

Trails I've Hiked: The Ridgeline Nature Trail At Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Badlands sprawled out in every direction I looked. East, west, south, or north, from the Ridgeline Trail in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park it was easy to understand how the "badlands" term was coined.
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