National park Service

Burgum, Legislators Against Park Plan To Get Rid of Wild Horses at TRNP

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) — Gov. Doug Burgum is urging the National Park Service to maintain a herd of wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. He was joined by tourism officials, state legislators from both sides of the aisle and other stakeholders during a press conference at the state capitol. The park service’s plan to manage the wild horses involves…

Cold War-era site could become National Historic Landmark

(Library of Congress)NEKOMA, N.D. (KVRR-KNOX) – An abandoned Cold War-era military installation in Nekoma, North Dakota is being considered for possible designation as a National Historic Landmark. The Stanley R. Mickelson Safeguard complex, known as “the Pyramid”  is among 24 properties being examined by a National Park Service study called “Protecting America: Cold-War Defensive Sites.” The complex was used to…

Park Service will revise livestock plan in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

MEDORA, N.D. – The National Park Service wants to revise the livestock management plan for wild horses and longhorn cattle in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. According to park officials, the plan “is expected to determine appropriate management tools and protocols for managing the horse and longhorn cattle herds based on updated scientific information, methods, and best management practices regarding herd…

Feds once again deny Noem’s Mount Rushmore fireworks request

PIERRE, S.D. – The National Park Service has denied South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s request to mark the Fourth of July with fireworks at Mount Rushmore, citing opposition from Native American tribes and the possibility of igniting wildfires. The Republican governor said in a statement Tuesday that she would continue her court battle to hold the fireworks. Noem filed a…

Evidence Shows Weakening Future for North American Bison

Advances in genetics are bringing the concern in to sharper focus.

SANTA FE, N.M.–Evidence is mounting that wild North American bison are gradually shedding their genetic diversity across many of the isolated herds overseen by the U.S. government, weakening future resilience against disease and climate events in the shadow of human encroachment. Advances in genetics are bringing the concern in to sharper focus. Preliminary results of a genetic population analysis commissioned…