Lost Frontier: Theodore Roosevelt National Park

As the North Dakota oil rush closes in on Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the Badlands’ most ardent defender wonders if it’s time to leave.

Theodore Roosevelt National Parks
If one were to draw a circle around the Bakken, the park’s north unit would fall just south of center. It is, by now, an island—perhaps the only place left in this park of North Dakota where a person can wander for miles without crossing a scoria road or seeing a frack sock dance like a blowup doll in the wind.
Photo by Flickr/National Parks Conservation Association