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
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.
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.
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.
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.