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Theodore Roosevelt National Park eyes set to increase fees

November 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

As part of a national initiative, Theodore Roosevelt National Park has proposed increasing entrance and camping fees for park-goers.

If passed, visitor fees would increase from $10 to $25 per vehicle and from $20 to $50 for an annual pass. Camping…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hawks and eagle released at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

November 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

MEDORA — One by one, the birds were taken from their kennel-like containers. Their sharp talons were snared in an effort to protect the handlers.

Staff from the Dakota Zoo and Theodore Roosevelt National Park released two red-tailed hawks and a g…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Conservation fund fed by oil tax money goes to N.D. voters

November 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – North Dakota voters were deciding Tuesday whether to dedicate millions and potentially billions of dollars in oil tax revenue for conservation projects over the next 25 years.

North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks offered…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Rounding up the herd: Nearly 400 bison removed from Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s South Uni

October 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK SOUTH UNIT — They entered the paddock as blurs of horns and dark brown fur.

Some of the bison thrashed against the steel walls — more used to the open plains of North Dakota than the tight confines of the hydraul…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

N.D. governor to announce plans for ‘major’ improvements to parks system, conservation

September 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple will announce plans today to make major improvements to the state’s park system and boost statewide conservation efforts, less than six weeks before North Dakotans decide on a controversial ballot measure that would…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

N.D. governor to announce plans for ‘major’ improvements to parks system, conservation

September 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple will announce plans today to make major improvements to the state’s park system and boost statewide conservation efforts, less than six weeks before North Dakotans decide on a controversial ballot measure that would…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Sides debate ND conservation measure at Chamber summit

August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Supporters and opponents of a proposed ballot measure that would funnel millions of North Dakota oil tax dollars into a conservation fund locked horns in their first public debate Wednesday, arguing the fund’s cost, governance and pote…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Education groups join push against outdoor fund

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – If petitions delivered to state officials Monday check out, North Dakota voters will vote this fall on a politically divisive proposal to set aside some oil-tax money to protect natural areas and wildlife.

Members of North Dakotans fo…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Conservation backers turn in petitions

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A potentially expensive and contentious campaign over a proposed statewide conservation measure came one step closer to reality Monday when measure proponents submitted their petitions with signatures.

The group’s filing with the Nor…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

N.D. Ag Coalition joins opposition to Clean Water amendment

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Ag Coalition has voted unanimously to oppose the proposed Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment that would create a conservation fund using oil tax revenues.

The Ag Coalition consists of more than 40 organizations…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com