Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

News in Theodore Roosevelt Park

Happy Birthday Teddy Roosevelt!

October 27, 2011, 8:33 am
October 27, 2011 marks what would be former President Theodore Roosevelt's 158th birthday.  A great conservationist, adventurer and lover of the West, Teddy Roosevelt designated several national parks and played an instrumental role in paving the way for the protection our country's public lands. As president, Roosevelt used his authority to ...

Species Spotlight: Elk

September 14, 2011, 7:04 am
By: Heather Crowley Odds are if you’ve traveled to National Parks in the West, you’ve spotted elk. These loveable ungulates reside in a multitude of America’s National Parks, including Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone and Theodore Roosevelt. Elk once lived in a much larger range, however humans killed off a large portion ...

Trio of eagles released at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

March 4, 2011, 10:55 am
Under a bright blue March sky with fresh soft snow detailing the buttes, two American icons joined destinies, if only for a little while. Three eagles were released into the wintry emptiness of Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Thursday after spending months in rehabilitation to heal and again become the ...

Improvements Made to Scenic Route in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

January 6, 2010, 9:21 am
  WATFORD CITY, N.D. — One of the most beautiful drives in North Dakota just got better.   Long awaited improvements to the scenic loop that winds through the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park have been completed and a new roadway is open for traffic. Repairs had been underway since June 22.   The ...

Follow the herds :Travelers can watch beasts roam in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Kansas

November 30, 2009, 7:55 am
 It was sunrise on a bitterly cold September morning, but gray clouds obscured the sun. Snow blanketed the ground and the road was a sheet of ice. I struggled to keep the rental car on the park road.Suddenly, the road was blocked. I was surrounded by buffaloes. They were ...

Horse roundup begins

October 21, 2009, 6:44 am
Monday’s start of a feral horse roundup in Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s South Unit went smoothly, but some outsiders are concerned with the horse’s heritage.Projected to last through Wednesday, park officials and animal experts will attempt to round up all park horses, totaling about 165 with plans to reduce the herd to about 70 ...

Theodore Roosevelt National Park wild horse round-up begins today

October 19, 2009, 9:01 am
Wild horses are being rounded up this week at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota.The three-day roundup is expected to last through Wednesday. It is closed to the public.The park uses the roundups to control the herd size. About 90 of the horses will be sold at public auction ...

Volunteers will assist in thinning Theodore Roosevelt National Park elk herd, and possibly get to keep the meat

October 1, 2009, 6:14 am
Qualified volunteers will soon be allowed to hunt elk in Theodore Roosevelt National Park and possibly keep the meat, as part of a government initiative to reduce the elk herd in the park, officials announced today.Under an agreement between the National Park Service and the North Dakota state government, ...

Prairie dog acreage drops in national park

September 1, 2009, 7:57 am
MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Officials at Theodore Roosevelt National Park are reporting smaller prairie dog towns in the park this year.The National Park Service says the amount of acreage colonized by prairie dogs dropped from about 1,744 acres to about 1,420 acres in the park's south unit. In the ...

Park officials release elk plan

August 10, 2009, 2:51 pm
Theodore Roosevelt National Park says its preferred method for reducing the park's bloated elk herd is teams of shooters that will include volunteers.That was one of several options the park studied to reduce the elk herd in the park's south unit, which has grown to more than double the ...

Other views: Hunters will do well with elk

July 15, 2009, 7:48 am
U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan brought an abrupt end to the discussion of how to thin the elk herd in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. He put language in the Interior Department’s appropriations bill requiring that any plan by the National Park Service to reduce elk numbers in the park use ...

Elk bill trumps park's alternative

June 29, 2009, 7:46 am
Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., has made good on a threat to use Congress to force Theodore Roosevelt National Park to let qualified North Dakota hunters thin an overpopulated elk herd.Dorgan, a member of the Senate Interior Department's appropriations subcommittee, inserted bill language that says the park can't use annual ...

Talkin' Elk

February 24, 2009, 9:46 am
After five years in development, the National Park Service is in the process of collecting public comment on its Draft Elk Management Plan and Environment Impact Statement for Theodore Roosevelt National ...

Park Service Reports about 900 Elk in Park Unit

February 3, 2009, 7:41 am
The National Park Service says a January survey has found an estimated 878 elk in the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It says that's more than twice the goal but not enough to change the park's ...

Let Hunters Thin Park’s Elk Herd

January 20, 2009, 7:48 am
Sen. Byron Dorgan and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department have it right when they say volunteer hunters should be allowed to shoot elk in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The National Park Service is looking for ways to thin the herd and Dorgan is wise to listen to the ...