The Oglala Sioux are hoping to convert the southern half of Badlands National Park, which sits on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, into the first-ever tribal national park. They will focus on restoring the 133,300-acre area by reintroducing bison and protecting native species such as prairie dogs, swift foxes and bighorn sheep. Read related article.


Sources: National Park Service, World Wildlife Fund | Gene Thorp and Patterson Clark/The Washington Post June 23, 2013
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