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THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK

About 80 volunteers visited Medora on Saturday to help refresh the wooden children’s park downtown — which stands as a symbol for the power of volunteerism in Medora.
North Dakota consistently meets all air quality standards, and state officials project it will meet its haze reduction goals. But the National Park Service says the state is a major polluter and should do more to control emissions.
Dickinson Ready Mix, a company with decades of history supporting the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, received national attention this spring due to their role in a project at Bully Pulpit Golf Course. Along with providing concrete for the cart paths, Dickinson Ready Mix provided concrete for the rebuilding of the Burning Hills Amphitheatre in the 1990s.
The National Park Service announced the availability of the “Finding of No Significant Impact on the South Unit Loop Road Reconstruction Project Environmental Assessment.” The second alternative, which was preferred, was selected.

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The North Dakota Department of Commerce Tourism and Marketing Division in partnership with More Than Just Parks will be releasing a short new film along with promotional content pieces promoting Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
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The National Park Service should protect the genetic diversity of the historic horse herd at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, advocates say.
The National Park Service is reexamining its management of more than 180 horses for the first time since it adopted an environmental assessment in 1978. Options range from maintaining the current program to allowing the herd to "live out their lives in the park."
Jim Arthaud, formerly the chair of the Billings County Commission, has filed a lawsuit against an outdoor blogger and former state Tourism Director Jim Fuglie in response to a 2018 blog post in which Fuglie is alleged to have claimed that Arthaud improperly influenced a sitting U.S. Senator.
The annual Aubudon Society's annual Christmas bird count will be held at 8 a.m. Sunday at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
A years-old effort to build a bridge over the Little Missouri River in a remote part of the Badlands has been on ice since commissioners in Billings County voted this summer to abandon plans to push the project through using eminent domain. And last week, an attempt by the commission to get the state to take over the project fell flat after North Dakota's top transportation official said his department doesn't have the authority for that level of involvement.

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The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library project hosted an open house to highlight the forthcoming library and museum in Medora over last week.
The superintendent of Theodore Roosevelt National Park Wendy Hart Ross tagged as next Deputy Regional Director for Management and Administration of Interior Regions for the Midwest region.
The proposed refinery has been a flashpoint for environmental groups opposed to its construction 3 miles from the southern unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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