NPS, G. Wagner
The tallgrass prairie is a vanishing ecosystem, and the staff at Pipestone National Monument is making every effort to preserve this valuable resource through the use of controlled burns and removal of non-native or introduced plant species.
Did You Know?
George Catlin was the first European-American to visit the pipestone quarries at Pipestone National Monument in 1836. A geologist dubbed the soft clay stone "Catlinite" after Catlin sent it to him for analysis. More...