December 10 Road Closure Near Visitor Center
December 10: Badlands Loop Road (Highway 240) will be temporarily closed at Cedar Pass for emergency repair work. The closure is expected to be in place for two to three weeks, weather dependent. An alternate route to access Interstate 90 will be posted. More »
The Saber Site and Fossil Prep Lab Open at Badlands
Contact: Julie Johndreau, 605-433-5242
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, INTERIOR, S.D. - Today, June 4, 2012 marks the grand opening of the Saber Site and fossil prep lab at Badlands National Park. The fossil quarry, located just outside the Ben Reifel Visitor Center, will be staffed by paleontologists and park rangers through the summer. The fossil prep lab will be in the visitor center classroom. Stop by between 9:00 - 4:30 daily to observe science in action and learn more about the discoveries being made.
For more park information see http://www.nps.gov/badl or follow us on
Twitter @BadlandsEdu, and @Badlands_Ranger.
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.