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Stealing Time to Reminisce

December 23, 2009

This morning has been spent digging out maps and printing photos of the Chalk Hills, Red Shirt, and Indian Creek areas to forward to the Sierra Club’s lands team in Washington, DC.  After 8 years of background work the push is finally on to get these areas on the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands protected as wilderness areas. 

I was introduced to the Indian Creek Roadless Area about 15 years ago when Sam Clauson talked me into putting in for a prairie deer license in that unit.  What I found and saw out there was beyond anything I had imagined.  It’s a vast, tough badlands area and I’ve gone back to it often to hunt and hike.  

So, I’ll pass along some of the shots I sent off to our lobby crew.  It will give you a sense of what the heart of the Lakota horse culture country looks like.  (That photo up above is in the Indian Creek area.)

In the Red Shirt area; October above, November below

And, atop the Chalk Hills ridge on 5/30/09 . . .

I’m paid too well.  Enjoy the Season; I have to start planning to maximize opportunities for more of the same in my 2010 work plan.  

— Jim Margadant

One Comment leave one →
  1. Jana Margadant permalink
    January 10, 2010 5:27 pm

    Dad, these pictures are awesome! You need to take me and mom out there sometime.

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