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Prairie Day 2004

June 12, 2004

Little Missouri National Grassland
Medora, North Dakota

Registration at:
Buffalo Gap Campground
6 miles west of Medora on Interstate 94

Hosted by:
The Prairie Day Committee
& The U.S. Forest Service

“The prairie, in all its expressions, is a massive, subtle place, with a long history of contradiction and misunderstanding. But it is worth the effort at comprehension. It is, ater all, at the center of our national identity.” -- Wayne Fields, Lost Horizon (1988)

Welcome to the fourth annual North Dakota Prairie Day. It is our sincere hope that you and your family will enjoy your time on some of North Dakota's remaining prairie grasslands. We hope that you will, as we do, come away with not only an appreciation for the beauty of the wildflowers, birds, and other creatures that live here but also an understanding of the importance of preserving prairie for both wildlife and people. Prairie is part of American history and our North Dakota heritage. We come here today to share ideas, learn about prairie, and celebrate the strength, fortitude and the uniqueness of prairie. Thank you for being part of this special event. -- The Prairie Day Committee

Purpose: To educate the general public, kids and adults alike, about the values and beauty of native prairie.
  • Prairie wildflowers and grasses tours
  • Prairie birding tours
  • Prairie paleontology/geology tours
  • Prairie Dog tours
Links: Registration Form  (requires PDF Reader, download free reader)
This Year's Agenda

Press Article for Prairie Day 2001 (from N.D. OUTDOORS)
Presented Poster from Prairie Day 2001
Scenes from Prairie Day 2001

For More Information, Contact:   Prairie Day 2004 is sponsored by:
Kathy Bushnell(701) 250-4463 ext.143
Kristine Askerooth(701) 724-3598
Karen Kreil(701) 250-4401
Darla Lenz(701) 250-4463 ext.122
Jill Shaffer(701) 253-5547

Special Thanks to:
Alexis Duxbury
Darla Lenz
Dan Svingen
Jill Shaffer
Arden Warm
John Hoganson
Larry Melvin
Kathy Bushnell
  • North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society
  • North Dakota Game & Fish Department
  • North Dakota Natural Science Society
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey*
          *Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

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