Public Land Partners

An official non-profit partner of the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service

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We are a cooperating association for the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service. At our public land locations, we operate 16 retail stores that have a curated selection of books, toys, and games that help people of all ages engage and interpret the natural world. A portion of those sales is provided to our partners for educational and interpretive programming.  Since 1946, BHPFA has provided over $750,000 to our public land partners.

Funding has helped support these projects:

  • Stipends for Student Conservation Association positions
  • Exhibit signage
  • Supplies for Distance Learning programs
  • Printing of Jr. Ranger materials
  • Pollinator gardens
  • Geospacial Cave scan – provided 3D images of Wind Cave for interpretive use
  • Interpretive programs-including visits to our partners from the Black Hills Raptor Center


National Park Partners:

Wind Cave National Park

Jewel Cave National Monument

Scotts Bluff National Monument 

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

Forest Service Partners:

Black Hills National Forest

Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands

National Grasslands Visitor Center 

To learn more about cooperating associations check out the Public Lands Alliance website!