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Our Roots Run Deep!

Black Hills Parks and Forests Association provides vital funding to our public land partners. For over 75 years our funding has helped partners deal with budgetary shortfalls and enable the dedicated public servants to extend more educational and recreational opportunities to more people than they otherwise would be able to. We can’t do this all by ourselves, our donors make it possible to fill in the gaps left by federal funding. If you would like to learn more about how BHPFA supporters assist our partners, consider becoming an annual member or giving a monthly donation. Click here for a list of programs and projects that funding has helped support! 

How can I help?

Already a member? Renew your membership today! Not sure of your membership status? Contact Jason 

Membership is a great way to give back to public lands! With three levels, we have a way for all different walks of life to give back and be part of our community.

Check out the Member Benefit Chart!

Your generosity helps BHPFA work with our partners on meaningful projects in education, interpretation, and resource management. Unrestricted funds allow BHPFA to put your donation to work where we need it most!

Prefer to send a check? Checks may be made out to Black Hills Parks and Forests Association and mailed to:

Black Hills Parks and Forests Association

26611 US Hwy 385

Hot Springs, SD 57747


Other Ways to Help

  • Create a lasting legacy: Make a planned gift to BHPFA by including a bequest in your will or trust document. Loved ones also have the option to create a memorial fund donation campaign for our website. To learn more please contact Membership Manager Brad Keizer:  605-745-1120
  • Adopt a bison or bat: Our bison and bat adoption programs directly support bison research at Wind Cave National Park and bat research at Jewel Cave National Monument. Find out more here  
  • Volunteer: Give the gift of time! Learn about current opportunities here
  • Shop our website or Public Land stores: Purchase with a purpose! A portion of all sales goes back to our public land partners! Click here to shop

Donation Wish List

  • Organization Vehicle ($60,000)
  • Office space in Southern Black Hills for 1-5 employees
  • Office Depot Gift Cards
Education and volunteers
  • Binoculars and spotting scopes
  • Wildlife skulls, antlers, pelts