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The Spearfish Canyon Foundation (SCF) was established in 1989 through a generous gift from Homestake Mining Company to continue land stewardship of the canyon landscape.

It encourages and helps fund projects ranging from wildlife habitat, byway beautification and hiking trails to interpretation and land conservancy.

Its mission is to preserve Spearfish Canyon as a lasting legacy by promoting natural and cultural history, appreciation of the environment, responsible public access, and funding to enhance the infrastructure and ecology.

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February 10, 2012

Cutting green infested pine beetle treeThe Kick Start from the Foundation

“Without the financial kick start from the Spearfish Canyon Foundation, this project would never have gotten off the ground.”
– Bruce Outka, Deputy State’s Attorney for Lawrence County.

Recently, we’ve been sharing the progress of the major fundraising campaign that has been initiated by our group - the Spearfish Canyon Foundation. In December, the Foundation presented the first of five $25,000 checks to the Lawrence County Commissioners to be used to fight the mountain pine beetle epidemic in the northern Black Hills.

That $125,000 pledge from the Foundation has sparked the interest of other organizations and private citizens who also want to do their part to save the region from deforestation. As other donations have been received, they have been going directly toward the unique project that is currently underway in and around Spearfish Canyon.


Save Spearfish Canyon from the Pine Beetle

The lush pine forest of Spearfish Canyon is in grave danger. You have the opportunity to help.

We commit that 100% of your financial contribution to the Spearfish Canyon Foundation will directly support the battle against the damaging Mountain Pine Beetle.

The Spearfish Canyon Foundation has partnered with the Save Spearfish Canyon Coalition (SSCC), city and county governments, regional weed control agencies and countless concerned others. This united group of Black Hills residents supports the public efforts to control the pine beetle invasion before it completely destroys the forest in and around Spearfish Canyon.

Because the Spearfish Canyon Foundation is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible.

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