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USNPS: No legal basis to keep feral horses in Theodore Roosevelt NP

MEDORA, N.D. — National Park Service officials said a legal review revealed that the enabling legislation for Theodore Roosevelt National Park does not allow it to maintain horses the park has kept for decades to memorialize the “historic scene” of the open range ranching era.

Park administrators recently identified the gradual elimination of the 186 horses and 12 longhorn cattle kept in the park as their preliminary preferred alternative for a livestock management plan at the park.

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