About BHFRA

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BHFRA Introduction

Welcome! The driving force in all BHFRA endeavors is working toward the achievement of our Mission Statement: to ensure the perpetual coexistence of healthy ecosystems and healthy forest resource economies in the Black Hills

The Black Hills Forest Resource Association is a non-profit membership-supported organization devoted to improving forest management decision-making and policies on the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota and Wyoming.  Our members include forest products companies, professional foresters, and concerned citizens who support protecting the Black Hills’ forest environment while maintaining its relationship with dependent communities and economies.  Headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota, the BHFRA and its members:

  • Actively support and promote continuing sustainable, scientific forest management on the Black Hills National Forest;

  •  Continually monitor, participate, and partner with the Forest Service on their forest projects and planning activities;

  • Serve as liaison between, and forge collaborative partnerships among the forest products industry, the public, land management agencies, all levels of government, and other professional and citizen’s organizations on issues of mutual interest;

  • Provide information and facilitate education about forestry, the environment, and land use;


Meet the BHFRA

Our Staff:  

Tom Troxel

Director

Ben Wudtke

Forest Programs Manager

Our Members:

Our members are the heart and soul of the Black Hills Forest Resource Association.  These companies and their employees are upstanding contributors to our region's economic stability, are active in their communities, and are consummate stewards of the forest environment.  Below, you'll find a directory of BHFRA full members' forest products manufacturing operations, including contact information, and a general description of their products. 

Belle Fourche, SD
 
Hills Products
Belle Fourche Sawmill

Products:
Wholesale lumber and bagged wood shavings
Contact:
Randy Schmidt
(605)892-6315
www.hillspg.com
 

 
Hill City, SD
   
Neiman Enterprises
Rushmore Forest Products
Prooducts:

4/4 finished lumber
5/4 decking
tongue & groove pattern
wood shavings
Contact:
Dan Buehler
(605)574-2512
www.neimanenterprises.com
 

 
Rapid City, SD
 
Timberwest
5400 Folsom Road
Rapid City SD, 57709
   
Forest Products Distributors
Products:

Treated lumber and posts
remanufacturing
lumber brokerage
Contact:
Carroll Korb
(605)341-6500
www.forpd.com
Forest Products Distributors Office Building
   
Baker Timber Products
Products:
Rough dimension and boards
log siding
tongue-and-groove
timbers
posts & poles
chipping
Contact:
Bill or Bob Baker
(605)348-8338
 

 
Sturgis, SD
 
Baldwin's Sawmill
Products:
Rough and finished lumber
timbers
Contact:
Don Baldwin
(605)347-2751
 

 
Spearfish, SD
 
Neiman Enterprises
Spearfish Forest Products
Products:
4/4 finished lumber
5/4 decking
tongue & groove pattern
wood shavings
Contact:
Dave Brenneisen
(605)642-7741
www.neimanenterprises.com
   
Heartland Wood Pellets Products:
Residential heating stove pellets
Contact:
Ev Follette
(605)642-2363
   
Hills Products
McLaughlin Sawmill
Products:
Dimension rough and finished lumber
utility timbers
Contact:
Pat Tennyson
(605)642-2800
 

 
Whitewood, SD
 
Hills Products
Wood Treatment

Products:
Preservative treated posts
poles
lumber and timbers
Contact:
Jody Parker
(605)642-2450
www.hillspg.com
   
Wheeler Consolidated
Products:
Manufactured timber bridges
preservative treated posts
barn and utility poles
timbers
Contact:
Jeff Parrett
(605)269-2215
www.wheeler-con.com
 

 
Hulett, WY
 
Neiman Enterprises
Devils Tower Forest Products

Products:
Moulding and shop lumber
4/4 finished lumber
5/4 decking
wood shavings
Contact:
Mark Stiller
(307)467-5252
www.neimanenterprises.com

Forest Products companies in the Black Hills Region directly employ approximately 1,400 people and contribute approximately $120 million back into the local communities and economies through salaries and contractor pay. Forest Products companies also help sustain many other local and educational programs through donations of staff time and financial contributions. A consistent supply of timber is imperative to retain these community and forest management resources.

Our Associate Members:

 

Gold Level

Bunge Ranch
Jake Shook Logging
Mailloux Timber Company

Silver Level

Carlson Logging Inc.
Clyde Company

Bronze Level

A&B Welding Supply
Adams ISC
Ainsworth-Benning
Black Hills Home Builders
Central Hills Logging
Crago Logging
David H. Doud Trucking
Geffre Enterprises
Northwest Pipe Fittings
Pearson Forestry Co.
Potter Logging Inc
Quality Services Inc
Sheehan Mack Sales
and Equipment
TLC Timber Care LLC
Tracy Motor Company
Turbiville Industrial
Electric Works
Warren Window
and Supply Inc.

TLC Timber Care LLC

Associate members are people, companies, and other supporters of forest management who also make gracious contributions to help us accomplish our program of work.  

For your reference, we have included a list of BHFRA-member logging and thinning contractors, should you ever wish to consider timber harvest on your property.  To inquire about Associate membership, email BHFRA@yahoo.com or call us at 605-341-0875.

 



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