Theodore Roosevelt National Park


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Theodore Roosevelt National Park,

70,447 acres (28,531 hectares), W N.Dak., in the Badlands and on the Little Missouri River; est. 1947. There are three units—the North Unit, the Elkhorn Ranch Unit, and the South Unit. Roosevelt first came to the area in 1883 to hunt bison and other big game. In 1884 he established the Elkhorn Ranch, and for several years after that he returned to the ranch for short periods. The ranch house and other buildings have been accurately reproduced in a diorama. The landscape of the park is marked by tablelands, buttes, canyons, and rugged hills; animal life is diverse. Among the attractions are petrified forests. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

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acres (hectares)
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Address:315 2nd Ave
Box 7
Medora, ND 58645

Phone:701-623-4466
Fax:701-623-4840
Web: www.nps.gov/thro/
Size: 70,447 acres.
Established: Established as Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park on April 25, 1947; redesignated on November 10, 1978. Wilderness designated on November 10, 1978.
Location:Park's North and South units are in both in western North Dakota. The South Unit entrance and visitor center are in Medora, just off I-94 (Exits 23 & 27), 135 miles west of Bismarck. The Painted Canyon Visitor Center is 7 miles east of Medora, just off I-94 (Exit 32). The North Unit entrance is 16 miles south of Watford City along US 85. The distance between Medora at the South Unit and the North Unit is 70 miles, via I-94 and US 85.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, boating, kayaking, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife viewing, auto touring, interpretive programs.
Special Features:The park includes scenic badlands along the Little Missouri River and part of Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch. It also includes one of the largest petrified forests in the United States and extensive paleontological deposits from the Paleocene era. The 120-mile Maah Daah Hey Trail connects the two units of the park.

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The Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the western half of North Dakota is an uplander's paradise--but the terrain is unforgiving and tests your physical capabilities.
With this week s public events in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, we will show the dramatic impact that fracking continues to have, in just a few years, near Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
The results were averaged and examined to determine whether the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park exhibits significant light pollution compared to the dark rural skies away from oil activity.
Heiser deepened his ecological ethic after college when he took a job herding bison for Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
On April 25, 1947, the Theodore Roosevelt National Park was established on the outskirts of Medora, and it now stands as a living monument honoring the late conservation-minded president.
Fracking adjacent to Theodore Roosevelt National Park is changing the landscape.
5:20 Brent Pringle (UND): USING HIGH SPATIAL RESOLUTION SATELLITE IMAGERY TO MAP LEAFY SPURGE (EUPHORBIA ESULA) AND CANADA THISTLE (CIRSIUM ARVENSE) IN THE NORTH UNIT OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK
For national park maps and brochures, contact Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora, ND 58645; (701) 623-4466.
Roosevelt was on the verge of depression, but the land of North Dakota mended his hurt," says Bruce Kaye, former chief of interpretation at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.
The aggressive invasions of both leafy spurge and Canada thistle into Theodore Roosevelt National Park (THRO) have gained much attention because of their ability to severely degrade large areas of land and displace native flora.
Above the shortgrass prairie of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the colorful strata of North Dakota's badlands resemble slices of a geological wedding cake.

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