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...
Jewel Cave 200 Mile Celebration and Reunion

Jewel Cave 200 Mile Celebration and Reunion

Jewel Cave 200 Mile Celebration & Reunion JUNE 28 – JUNE 30, 2019 Join Black Hills Parks & Forests Association, the official non-profit partner of Jewel Cave National Monument, and the members of Paha Sapa Grotto in celebrating all of the discoveries at Jewel...
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-Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions   Q: Who is on the selection committee? A: The selection committee is nine individuals. Two from four Lakota reservations (Pine Ridge, Rosebud, Standing Rock, and Cheyenne River). They are a combination of tribal government...
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...