Greetings from Theodore Roosevelt National Park

I have been visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park for over 30 years. Most years twice a summer. I, like so many others, look forward the most to sighting the wild horses. Now I hear that they are considering removing wild horses from the park — permanently. If this is done there will no longer be a reason to visit that park. This would be a Huge mistake!


Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Long before Theodore Roosevelt became America’s 26th president, he spent years as a rancher in the rugged lands preserved by this national park. He grew a strong attachment to the landscape, and now the park’s three distinct units cover some 70,000 acres of badlands, prairies, and forests abundant with plants and wildlife. The two main areas of the park make up the North Unit, near Watford City, and the South Unit, in Medora. The smallest, best-preserved, and hardest-to-reach part of the park is the Elkhorn Ranch unit, preserving the spot where Roosevelt’s former ranch once stood, 35 miles north of Medora on the bank of the Little Missouri River.

State(s): North Dakota

Established: 1947

“I believed that all the resident species would be protected there. I did not expect that the National Parks would play God and consider eliminating some just because they can.”

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