Buffalo Gap National Grassland

Buffalo Gap National Grassland

Infobox_protected_area | name = Buffalo Gap National Grassland
iucn_category = VI



caption =
locator_x = 116
locator_y = 49
location = South Dakota, United States
nearest_city = Hot Springs, SD
lat_degrees = 43
lat_minutes = 29
lat_seconds = 57
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 102
long_minutes = 53
long_seconds = 21
long_direction = W
area = 597,431 acres (2,417 km²)
established = June 23, 1960
visitation_num =
visitation_year =
governing_body = U.S. Forest Service

Buffalo Gap National Grassland is a National Grassland located in southwestern South Dakota, United States. It is also the second largest National Grassland. Characteristics of the grasslands include mixed prairie and chalky badlands. The grassland is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and is a division of Nebraska National Forest. In descending order of land area it is located in parts of Fall River, Pennington, Jackson, and Custer counties. It is managed by the Forest Service together with the Nebraska and Samuel R. McKelvie National Forests and the Fort Pierre and Oglala National Grasslands from common offices in Chadron, Nebraska. There are local ranger district offices located in Hot Springs and Wall.

In what is known as the Conata Basin region of the grassland, the most successful Black-footed ferret reintroduction program undertaken by the federal government, has established a small but sustainable population of these previously expirated mammals.

External links

* [http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/nebraska/units/frrd/bgng.html Buffalo Gap National Grassland federal website]


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