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Badlands National Park to Hold Two Public Scoping Meetings
Contact: Jennie Kish Albrinck, 605-433-5240
Contact: Eddie Childers, 605-433-5263
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Interior, S.D. -
Badlands National Park staff will be holding two public scoping meetings for its proposed Bison Management Plan. The first will be held at the Wall Community Center, Wall, S.D. on June 4, 2013, between 6:00-8:30 p.m.The second meeting will be at the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Outdoor Learning Campus, in Rapid City, S.D. on June 11, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Pittman-Robertson room. The public is invited to attend one or both of these meetings and provide input and comments.
The meetings will examine alternatives for the way the park will manage its bison population in the next ten years. Public input is essential in ensuring all avenues are explored and documented.
If you are unable to attend either of the meetings, you may still provide your comments on-line at the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment site (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/) from June 4 - July 31, 2013.
For more information, see http://www.nps.gov/badl
Did You Know?
Four species of wildlife have been reintroduced into the Badlands since its establishment as a National Monument in 1939. The black-footed ferret, bighorn sheep, bison, and swift fox, once exterminated from the area's mixed grass prairie, are again thriving in their native habitat.