Oglala National Grassland

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Oglala National Grassland
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
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Oglala National Grassland
Map showing the location of Oglala National Grassland
Map showing the location of Oglala National Grassland
Location Sioux County and Dawes County, Nebraska, USA
Nearest city Crawford, NE
Coordinates 42°54′54″N 103°38′13″W / 42.915°N 103.637°W / 42.915; -103.637Coordinates: 42°54′54″N 103°38′13″W / 42.915°N 103.637°W / 42.915; -103.637
Area 94,520 acres (38,250 ha)[1]
Governing body U.S. Forest Service
http://www.fs.usda.gov/nebraska

The Oglala National Grassland is a United States National Grassland in the northwest corner of Nebraska. It is in northern Sioux and northwestern Dawes counties, on the borders with South Dakota and Wyoming. It is 94,520 acres (38,250 ha) in size and is one of the small handful of National Grasslands administered by the US Department of Agriculture's Forest Service.[1] It is managed by the U.S. Forest Service together with the Nebraska and Samuel R. McKelvie National Forests and the Buffalo Gap and Fort Pierre National Grasslands from common offices in Chadron, Nebraska.[2]

Oglala National Grassland is home to some of the most striking badlands formations in Toadstool Geologic Park (near Crawford, Nebraska and Whitney, Nebraska). Additionally, the Hudson-Meng Bison Kill, also located on the grassland, is an archaeological excavation in progress. The grassland also contains the Agate, Bordgate, and Rock Bass reservoirs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Land Areas of the National Forest System". U.S. Forest Service. January 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved December 9, 2012.