Natural Resources

There is more to Mount Rushmore than meets the eye. The Society uses your gifts to help preserve the great biological diversity that Mount Rushmore offers and help scientists study the little-known wonders hidden below the sculpture of the four presidents. Several different species of wildflowers and birds, as well as deer, bats, marmots, mountain goats and even coyotes and mountain lions have been observed through these efforts.

Wildlife monitoring equipment funded by the Society is used to capture images and vocalizations of raptors as they prepare their next, or eyrie. This equipment was also used to monitor the first ever mating pair of peregrine falcons to Mount Rushmore last year.