The South Dakota Master Naturalist Program started in the spring of 2020 as a partnership of Black Hills Parks & Forests Association, Black Hills State University, South Dakota Discovery Center, and South Dakota Dept. of Game, Fish, and Parks. In 2021 South Dakota State University-Extension joined the partnership. The executive committee is composed of members from each organization that provide the operation management of the South Dakota Master Naturalist Program. Applications for the 2022 class are NOW OPEN!