Oil and Gas Development at
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

In May 2014, the National Parks Conservation Association partnered with FracTracker to record the impacts of oil and gas development on North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Using a new Mobile App developed by FracTracker, local volunteers spend two days driving are the North, South and Elkhorn Units of the park, recording images of wells, flares, oil trucks, trains, drilling rigs, pipelines, and other products of the boom on the Bakken.

Use the map below to see real images of what it looks like when a national park is in the middle of oil country.


AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY by Chris Boyer of Kestrel Aerial Services

ON-THE-GROUND images taken using the FracTracker Mobile App


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