TR's Badlands Legacy Needs Your Help
The attached resolution was
passed at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Theodore
Roosevelt Association at Buffalo, New York, October 19, 2002.
Here's the story. Theodore Roosevelt National park in
North Dakota-- many of you have been there-- is in three units, the smallest
being the Elkhorn Ranch Unit at 218 acres, not very much land. This area was the
site of TR's Elkhorn Ranch along the Little Missouri River. The adjoining
Blacktail Creek Ranch at 6,600 acres , once part of TR's range area, is up for
sale; and we think this land should be acquired by the federal government to
protect and enhance the small Elkhorn Ranch Unit.
It is very likely that
Congress will consider this matter before the end of December, and therefore we
ask you to consider forwarding this resolution, along with your own personal
endorsement of the same, to your member of the US House of Representatives and
your US Senators. Thank you for giving this matter your attention and
consideration. Pass this along to friends and family who care about our natural
and historical heritage.
John A. Gable
Executive Director, Theodore Roosevelt Association
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 1:49 PM
Subject: North Dakota Resolution
here it is...