(Rapid City Journal) Protecting "a gift from God," Episcopal priest works for prairie preservation

From a craggy limestone ledge above the place called Pe’ Sla, Linda Kramer admired the land she loves.

“This is it,” the 65-year-old Episcopal priest said with a sweep of the hand. “This is Pe’ Sla, the holy place.”

Her gesture took a visitor’s eyes down the slope of Flag Mountain, out over a ponderosa pine forest speckled with beetle-killed trees and on to the tawny prairie beyond. There, the undulations of grass and thicket and occasional pine spread out across the high prairie north of Deerfield Reservoir for roughly 4,000 acres.

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