BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK CONSERVANCY

Located in southwestern South Dakota, Badlands National Park consists of 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires surrounded by a mixed-grass prairie ecosystem. Badlands National Park Conservancy was established as the fundraising organization for the park.

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photo by: Bonny Fleming

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK CONSERVANCY

LAND USE

Badlands National Park is noted as one of the most beautiful places in the world! With over 244,000 acres of mixed grass prairie and stunning geological formations, it is a sight to behold. A home to many species and a place for us to visit – where the door to adventure is always open and awaits you.

photo by: Bonny Fleming

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK CONSERVANCY

EDUCATION

Scientists have been studying the Badlands geology since the 1840’s, uncovering the mystery of the history of life. Today the studies continue, with many programs for kids of all ages (and that includes you) to partake in. You will want to make sure you see the Fossil Lab (open June – September) where actual scientists are revealing recently found fossils. So, grab your pack and your camera and explore nature’s brilliance.

photo by: Marcus Erk

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK CONSERVANCY

CONSERVATION

The Badlands National Park is home to over 329 different animal species, including 209 bird species and 41 butterflies! A few of the show stoppers include the lords of the prairie the American Bison, Big Horn Sheep, Pronghorn, Bobcats and the elusive - endangered Black Footed Ferret. By conserving this habitat, a healthy ecosystem remains intact in a current threatened world.

photo by: Jill O’Brien

The Badlands National Park Conservancy Fund is run by a board of volunteers. By contributing to the Badlands National Park Conservancy Fund, you are directly helping to keep our efforts in land use, education and conservation moving forward.

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