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 grasslands that have a wilderness designation attached to them (unless you count alpine tundra). A wilderness designation (Wilderness Act of 1964) means that it would remain completely roadless, and would receive a high degree of federal protection.
This is an exciting project and would help protect a wonderfully scenic piece of the Great Plains! These areas also represent a possible route for a section of the Great Plains Trail. The link to the video is below: