Scenic USA - North Dakota
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Badlands - South Unit
|Photo by Ben Prepelka
Noticing an ever-increasing amount of habitat and wildlife destruction, Theodore Roosevelt shifted his concerns toward conservation during the late 1800s. One of his favorite haunts was the badlands of North Dakota, returning there as much as possible. During his presidential years, Roosevelt established the National Forest Service, 18 national monuments and five national parks. A tribute to Roosevelt's novel preservation movement, a national memorial park was established in the badlands in 1947. Converted to a national park in 1978, the Theodore Roosevelt National Park covers three distinct units in western North Dakota.
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