Bison in the Hoodoos, Wild Horses in the Lavender Buttes

46.9790° N, 103.5387° W

Kingbirds, wild horses, kestrels, elk, tiger salamanders, red-tailed hawks, mule deer and pronghorns inhabit the land, water and air of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. But they do not understand this designation, or that they park they inhabit belongs to Little Missouri Grassland. They do not know that 10,000 feet beneath their habitat are layers of dolomite and shale, and that this is where petroleum can be sourced.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park