Local and state officials and others met to coordinate planning to meet infrastructure and other needs that will come from increased visitorship to Medora when the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library opens in 2026.
As Theodore Roosevelt National Park mulls a new plan for managing the horse herd — that could reduce the number of horses significantly or remove them entirely — advocates urge them to maintain a genetically healthy population.
The wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park have a mixed pedigree shaped by the likes of Sitting Bull, a flamboyant French aristocrat and a wealthy Pennsylvanian who started a massive ranch in western North Dakota.
Birgit Pruess says her interest in photographing the wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park comes back full circle in her life as a microbiologist — two subjects for which she often draws parallels between art and the science of observation.
The harvest of native plant seeds, including some taken from Theodore Roosevelt's Maltese Cross and Elkhorn Ranch sites, marks a "hands-on-the-ground" step forward for the future western North Dakota attraction.