When Theodore Roosevelt came to Dakota Territory to hunt bison in 1883, he was a skinny, young, spectacled dude from New York. He could not have imagined how his adventure in this remote and unfamiliar place would forever alter the course of the nation. The rugged landscape and strenuous life that TR experienced here would help shape a conservation policy that we still benefit from today.
In Honor of a President
A Legacy of Conservation
Often remembered as our Conservationist President, Roosevelt's legacy of public land is vast and enduring.
Why DNA Matters
Find out what scientists are learning from bison DNA and how their research is helping preserve our national mammal.
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Last updated: March 22, 2019