January 13, 2015
Reed Robinson Selected as Deputy Superintendent of Badlands
Badlands National Park announces the arrival of Reed Robinson as the park's new Deputy Superintendent. Robinson is currently the Superintendent at Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming, and has accepted this promotion to Badlands National Park because of his demonstrated leadership and community
January 07, 2015
Land Exchange Increases Recreational Opportunities at Badlands National Park
Land exchange between Badlands National Park, Buffalo Gap National Forest and Local Rancher Donald Kelly. This land exchange will increase recreational opportunities in Badlands National Park.
October 18, 2014
Public Informational Meeting on Cliff Shelf Road Project
On Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m., National Park Service and Federal Highways representatives will hold a public meeting in Interior, SD to discuss the Cliff Shelf Road Project. Everyone will be briefed on the impacts of the planned road work at Cliff Shelf/Cedar Pass along the Badlands (Highway 240) Loop Road. The project timeline, including the approximate start and finish dates, will be explained.
July 17, 2014
Badlands Astronomy Festival to Be Held July 25-27
Novices and experts alike will enjoy the spectacular dark night skies of Badlands National Park at public star parties each evening. During the day, a variety of family-friendly workshops and special events will provide opportunities for visitors to learn about the night sky, the sun, and space exploration.
June 28, 2014
Badlands Tribal Interns Launch Blog
This summer, eight Lakota teens are involved with local parks and their community through Badlands National Park’s Tribal Youth Intern Program. In its third full year, the program aims to prepare today’s youth for future careers in natural resources, park management, or related fields.
April 23, 2014
Bison Management Plan Open Houses Cancelled
While the park continues to seek and gather comments on a plan to place bison on the South Unit of Badlands National Park, in lieu of open houses, the comment period for scoping has been extended to June 6, 2014. Open houses planned for the rest of this week have been cancelled.
April 09, 2014
Park Visitor Injured on Castle Trail
Park rangers responded to a report of an injured hiker on Castle Trail.
March 11, 2014
Third Annual Badlands Youth Camp Fosters Cultural Exchange
During the week of March 17, students from three schools—Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, S.D., Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, SD, and The Calhoun School in New York City—will all participate in a youth camp at Badlands National Park. The students’ learning is supported by their teachers, park rangers, scientists, and visiting artists. The purpose is to create meaningful connections with diverse youth that could encourage them to pursue careers in related disciplines.
March 03, 2014
Take a Virtual Hike in Badlands National Park
Badlands National Park is pleased to announce the release of its virtual WebRangers iHike. The Badlands iHike challenges people of all ages to get outdoors, get active, and get moving. The project supports the global Healthy Parks, Healthy People initiative which aims to harness the power of public parks to support healthier lifestyles for all.
March 03, 2014
Tourism to Badlands and Black Hills National Park Sites Creates $229.7 Million in Economic Benefit
Report shows visitor spending supports 3,549 jobs in South Dakota