Oglala National Grassland
The Oglala National Grassland is a United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 National Grassland in the northwest corner of Nebraska
Nebraska is a state on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States. The state's capital is Lincoln and its largest city is Omaha, on the Missouri River....

. It is in northern Sioux
Sioux County, Nebraska
-National protected areas:* Agate Fossil Beds National Monument* Nebraska National Forest * Oglala National Grassland -Demographics:...

 and northwestern Dawes
Dawes County, Nebraska
-National protected areas:*Nebraska National Forest *Oglala National Grassland *Pine Ridge National Recreation Area-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 9,060 people, 3,512 households, and 2,086 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile...

 counties, on the borders with South Dakota
South Dakota
South Dakota is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux American Indian tribes. Once a part of Dakota Territory, South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889. The state has an area of and an estimated population of just over...

 and Wyoming
Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The western two thirds of the state is covered mostly with the mountain ranges and rangelands in the foothills of the Eastern Rocky Mountains, while the eastern third of the state is high elevation prairie known as the High...

. It is 94,520 acres (147.69 sq mi, or 382.5 km2) in size and is one of the small handful of National Grasslands administered by the US Department of Agriculture's Forest Service
United States Forest Service
The United States Forest Service is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture that administers the nation's 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands, which encompass...

. It is managed by the Forest Service together with the Nebraska
Nebraska National Forest
The Nebraska National Forest is a United States National Forest located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. The total area of the national forest is ....

 and Samuel R. McKelvie
Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest
The Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest is located in the north-central Sandhills region of the U.S. state of Nebraska. Created on October 15, 1971 , the forest is named after former Governor Samuel R. McKelvie...

 National Forests and the Buffalo Gap
Buffalo Gap National Grassland
Buffalo Gap National Grassland is a National Grassland located primarily 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 Fort Pierre
Fort Pierre National Grassland
Fort Pierre National Grassland is a United States National Grassland in central South Dakota, south of the capital, Pierre. It is primarily a short grass prairie. It has a land area of 115,890 acres . In descending order of acreage it lies in parts of Lyman, Stanley, and Jones counties. Part of the...

 National Grasslands from common offices in Chadron, Nebraska
Chadron, Nebraska
Chadron is a city in Dawes County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 5,851 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Dawes County. Chadron is the home of Chadron State College....


Oglala National Grassland is home to some of the most striking badlands formations in Toadstool Geologic Park
Toadstool Geologic Park
Toadstool Geologic Park is located in the Oglala National Grassland in far northwestern Nebraska. It is operated by the United States Forest Service. It contains a badlands landscape and a reconstructed sod house...

 (near Crawford, Nebraska
Crawford, Nebraska
Crawford is a city in Dawes County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 997 at the 2010 census. It was incorporated in 1886 and was named for the late Captain Emmet Crawford who had previously been stationed at nearby Fort Robinson.-Geography:...

 and Whitney, Nebraska
Whitney, Nebraska
Whitney is a village in Dawes County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 77 at the 2010 census. Originally called Dawes City, then Earth Lodge, it was renamed in honor of a railroad official...

). Additionally, the Hudson-Meng Bison Kill
Hudson-Meng Bison Kill
The Hudson-Meng Bison Kill site is a fossil site located in the Oglala National Grassland of western Nebraska northwest of Crawford. It contains the 10,000-year-old remains of up to 600 bison.- History :...

, also located on the grassland, is an archaeological excavation in progress. The grassland also contains the Agate, Bordgate, and Rock Bass reservoirs.

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