Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Islands of Montana

In order to help dispel the overriding cultural myth that the Great Plains are flat, I will devote the next several blogs to various places and regions within the plains which feature significant topographic relief. The Great Plains on the … Continue reading

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Wild South Dakota Grasslands

I’d like to share an excellent video from the South Dakota Wild Grassland Coalition.  They’re an organization looking to create a grassland wilderness area to the southwest of Badlands National Park.  To the best of my knowledge, there aren’t any … Continue reading

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The National Trails System

The Great Plains Trail, almost regardless of its eventual exact route, will cross several National Historic Trails.  Although both part of the National Trails System, National Historic Trails (NHT) differ from National Scenic Trails (NST) in that their primary focus … Continue reading

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Name the Buffalo Contest!

Ok, the moment you’ve all been patiently waiting for has arrived.  It’s time for the Name the Buffalo Contest!!  A few months back, graphic designer Kate Rosendale of Chicago was awesome enough to help us create our logo.  Unfortunately, or … Continue reading

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The Highest Point in Texas

To finish off our look at National Parks and Monuments of the Great Plains, let’s take a look at Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas.  To be precise, GMNP is not in the Great Plains, but at the northern edge … Continue reading

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