Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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…

North Dakota National Parks Need Millions In Maintenance

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — The Senate National Parks subcommittee met earlier this week to review the implementation of the bipartisan Great American Outdoors act which was signed into law almost 18 months ago. This law created a national fund intended to tackle backlogged maintenance requests which has become a major problem for national parks across the country. North Dakota relies…

New York statue of Teddy Roosevelt begins journey to North Dakota

NEW YORK (KVRR) – A controversial statue of President Theodore Roosevelt that has long been criticized by civil rights activists has been removed from New York’s American Museum of Natural History. The “Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt” will be moved to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora, North Dakota. The statue, unveiled in 1940, depicts Roosevelt on horseback, with…

Fire In Theodore Roosevelt National Park Is 80% Contained

Theodore Roosevelt National ParkMcKENZIE CO, N.D. — Firefighters are gaining the upper hand on an eight-square-mile wildfire in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Firefighters had the blaze 80% contained on Saturday afternoon, up from 70% on Friday. No structure damage has been reported, but officials say some structures in the park could still be at risk. Several closures remain in place…

North Dakota’s Horse Pasture Fire now 50% contained

Photo: Arnegard Fire Protection District THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK (KVRR) – Firefighters say the Horse Pasture Fire in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is 50% contained. At this time, no structure damage has been reported, but officials say the CCC campground and other park infrastructure are still at risk, as well as some private homes on the…

Teen Injured by Bison in North Dakota National Park

Authorities say the teen is in stable condition.

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) _ A teenage visitor to a national park in North Dakota has been injured by a bison. Officials at Theodore Roosevelt National Park say the 17-year-old girl from Colorado was on a trail Saturday and walked between two bull bison that had been fighting. One bison charged the teen who was struck in the back, gored in…