Near Lusk in Niobrara County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Stewards of the Grassland Prairies
There is more than grass and sagebrush out here! The prairie also provides crucial habitat for many wild critters. Occasional conflicts between ranchers and prairie wildlife do occur. Without these large expanses of native prairie, antelope, sage grouse, ferruginous hawks and many other species of wildlife could not survive. A western culture has evolved around the native prairies, there capacity to provide food for people and wildlife, and as people who love wide-open spaces and the prairie landscapes.
Most people living on our native prairies have learned to understand and appreciate their role as stewards of the soil and water. This stewardship is essential to the well-bing of plants, wildlife and people -- a relationship worth preserving for the future generations!
Location. 43° 22.746′ N, 104° 13.266′ W. Marker is near Lusk, Wyoming, in Niobrara County. Marker is on U.S. 85 near U.S. 18, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lusk WY 82225, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Along the Cheyenne to Deadwood Stage: Robber's Roost (a few steps from this marker); Cows, Wildlife and Gold (within shouting distance of this marker).
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Mule Creek Junction Rest area on U.S. Highway 85, half-way between Newcastle and Lusk, Wyoming.
Categories. • Natural Features • Natural Resources •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.