Photo by: Marcus Heerdt

Our Mission

The mission of the SD Master Naturalist Program is to empower well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the well being of the natural world and to foster people's connection with nature, the environment, and natural areas within our local communities and the state of South Dakota.


Photos By: Chris McCart/BHSU Outdoor Education

The South Dakota Master Naturalist Executive Committee is a partnership of the Black Hills Parks & Forests Association, Black Hills State University, South Dakota Discovery Center, South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks, and South Dakota State University Extension.