BHPFA Provides Smokey Bear Prize Baskets

BHPFA Provides Smokey Bear Prize Baskets

  News Release Media Contact: Scott Jacobson (605) 440-1409 sjjacobson@fs.fed.us Winners of the Smokey Bear Prize Baskets Custer, SD, April 3, 2019 – Congratulations to Leah Bifulco and Sherri McDermet of Custer, SD. Leah and Sherri were the winners in the...
Women’s History Month Story Map

Women’s History Month Story Map

Black Hills National Forest employee Kelsey Bean created this StoryMap to honor Women’s history Month and for the women and men who worked so diligently to create the USDA Forest Service we love today. Check it out!  ...
Call for Artists

Call for Artists

BHPFA is proud to partner with Wind Cave National Park in commissioning a Lakota affiliated artist to design an art installation. The selected piece will be prominently displayed in the Wind Cave Visitor Center. Call for Artists Full Description and Requirements...
Use Caution on Forest Roads and Trails

Use Caution on Forest Roads and Trails

Custer, SD; March 25, 2019 – Spring moisture and warmer temperatures have combined to make many Forest roads and trails wet, soft and impassable. Users should use caution when traveling on wet and soft roads as they can become stranded and cause resource damage....
We Love Our Public Lands Media Contest 2019

We Love Our Public Lands Media Contest 2019

  We are so fortunate in the Black Hills and surrounding areas to have an abundance of public lands for recreation and education. As a non-profit public land partner, Black Hills Parks & Forests Association (BHPFA) is looking for photos and video of visitors...
Wind Cave Surpasses 150 Miles in Length

Wind Cave Surpasses 150 Miles in Length

Wind Cave National Park News Release Release Date: February 12, 2019 For Immediate Release Contact: Tom Farrell, tom_farrell@nps.gov, 605-745-1130 Wind Cave Surpasses 150 Miles in Length WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. – Cave explorers from Colorado recently surveyed...
Grouse viewing blinds available April 1 for free use

Grouse viewing blinds available April 1 for free use

News Release Media Contact: Cyd Janssen, Forest Public Affairs Officer 308.432.0300 cdjanssen@fs.fed.us Grouse viewing blinds available April 1 for free use Nebraska and South Dakota, March 18, 2019 – Across our entire region, a spectacular avian display will soon be...
Astrochemistry Students and NASA Scientist Study Wind Cave

Astrochemistry Students and NASA Scientist Study Wind Cave

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. – Fifteen students and two faculty from the University of Northern Iowa, along with a NASA scientist, spent their spring break in the depths of Wind Cave as part of a simulated astrobiological field expedition. The undergraduate students...