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The Lewis and Clark Expedition on National Forests and Grasslands

Although farms have replaced most of the original native prairie, and cattle have replaced the bison on the grasslands that remain, the vastness of space and richness of life here can still be experienced in National Grasslands. In North Dakota, monochrome grasses are broken by multi-colored landforms on the Little Missouri National Grassland. On the Ft. Pierre National Grasslands in South Dakota, near where Lewis and Clark had their standoff with the Teton Sioux, you can see prairie chickens and burrowing owls. Some of the last remaining long grass prairie on public lands are on the Sheyenne National Grasslands in eastern North Dakota.

[graphic] Three pictures forming a collage; one of three antelope, another of a purple flower, and another of a herd of buffalo.