Mission Statement
Great Plains History of Ranching and

During the development stage changes may occur which suggest that the current statement needs to be

OUR MISSION: To identify, preserve, interpret, develop, and promote the heritage of Ranching on the Great

  • -The evolution of the Cattle Industry on the Great Plains.

  • -The Social, economic, and environmental impacts-Past, Present and Future

  • -Educating the Public through an Interpretive Trails System connecting Maah Daah Hey Trail System,
    Chateau DeMores, Chimney Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Theodore Roosevelt Cabin, TR
    National Park Visitor Center, Peaceful Valley Ranch, Sully Creek State Park, Cowboy Hall of Fames,
    and Badlands Ministries.

  • -Education T=through site interpretation, interpretive trail system, demonstrations, formal instruction,
    Youth merit badges, school programs, symposiums and guest scholars.

PARTNERS: State Historical Society or North Dakota, State Agencies, Game and Fish, Tourism, Dickinson
State University, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Forrest Service, Badlands Ministries, Medora Convention
and Visitors Bureau, Theodore Roosevelt Foundation, Cowboy Hall of Fame, NDSU Extension Service
(shall be approved and periodically reviewed at least every 5 years, by a board / governing body.)
Outdoor Learning Center ~ Mission