Visitors to the South Unit may experience up to 30 minute delays and rough road conditions due to road construction along East River Road. Construction is expected to be complete by October 1. Check back for updates Updated 08/13/2014 5:16 pm MT
Public Comment Invited on Elk Management Theodore Roosevelt National Park Identifies Preferred Alternative
The National Park Service (NPS) has released a preferred alternative addressing elk management at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The proposal calls for reducing the elk herd in the park from the current level of about 900 animals to a sustainable level between 100 and 400 animals using qualified NPS staff to lead teams that include skilled volunteers.
Skilled volunteers which may include North Dakota sportsmen - who must demonstrate proficiency with firearms and meet other requirements established by the park - will be used to assist park staff in the removal process. In addition, to the extent practicable, animals will be tested for chronic Wasting Disease. If the animals test negative, the meat will be donated in accordance with federal regulations and National Park Service policy.
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Did You Know?
Theodore Roosevelt's home cattle ranch was the Elkhorn Ranch, located on the Little Missouri River 35 miles north of Medora. The site is protected as the Theodore Roosevelt National Park Elkhorn Ranch Unit. More...