A pumping jack is seen in the distance from just outside the Theodore Roosevelt National Park Elkhorn Ranch Unit on Saturday. Friends of TRNP as well as park officials are worried what private development visible and audible from the Elkhorn Ranch will do to the park’s smallest unit. This oil well was placed on the butte in the 1990s, Superintendent Valerie Naylor said. More recently a well has been placed on that same bluff, but the company worked with the park to make it less noticeable.
Read the article: Tourism bounces back for Medora, TRNP; Keeping history alive: Officials keep Elkhorn Ranch pristine