Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Remaining National Grasslands

To wrap up National Grasslands Week, here’s a really quick look at the remaining eight Great Plains National Grasslands.  Most of them fall outside the scope of where the Great Plains Trail will be, but they are important pieces of … Continue reading

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Kiowa National Grassland

We’ll finish the work week with a look at Kiowa National Grassland in New Mexico.  I visited Kiowa NG for the first time last year, and I was totally blown away, particularly by the western unit and the Canadian River … Continue reading

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Pawnee and Comanche National Grasslands

Today we feature the two National Grasslands of Colorado – Pawnee in the northeast and Comanche in the southeast.   Pawnee National Grassland has two main sections and totals about 200,000 acres. Pawnee NG has been discussed several times on … Continue reading

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Oglala and Buffalo Gap National Grasslands

Today’s featured National Grasslands are Oglala in Nebraska and Buffalo Gap in South Dakota.  These are perhaps my favorite in that I find them endlessly fascinating with stunning scenery.  They remain sparsely popualated with several towns that could qualify as … Continue reading

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Dakota Prairie Grasslands

Today’s featured National Grassland, Dakota Prairie, is actually four grasslands in both North Dakota and South Dakota operated by one agency.  The four different units include three in North Dakota – Little Missouri National Grassland, Cedar River National Grassland, and … Continue reading

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National Grasslands Week – June 23-29

This is National Grasslands Week.  There are 20 National Grasslands nationwide and almost all of them are in the Great Plains.  National Grasslands are administered by the Department of Agriculture, which is also responsible for National Forests. All this week, … Continue reading

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Gallery – Eastern Colorado

The GPTA is pleased to announce our June Photo Gallery which features the delights of eastern Colorado.  It goes without saying that the common perception of Colorado involves snow capped mountains, but lying to the east of the Front Range … Continue reading

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