Booth Society Land Acquisition Campaign

Stand for the Land!

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 In the face of growing development pressure, the Booth Society Inc. launched an initiative to protect the watershed, habitat and historic integrity of the beloved D.C. Booth hatchery. The Booth Society Land Acquisition Campaign  has been completed because of the  help and generosity of hatchery supporters like you. The final payment on the land was made in September 2021. We will be moving forward on a land management plan in the near future. We will be providing information to the community in regard to details allowing public access.  Thank you!

This pristine, undeveloped piece of land sits adjacent to the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives. Its 64.62 acres are important to many species of native and migratory birds, plants and wildlife including the rare Black Hills mountain snail (Oreohelix cooperi). 

Conserving this property will:

  • Expand existing interpretation and visitor and youth education opportunities.
  • Enhance wildlife habitat.
  • Protect the hatchery watershed and ground water supply.
  • Prevent houses from overlooking the historic property.
  • Secure pristine upland prairie and scattered ponderosa forest from development.

Together, we can conserve, preserve, and protect this land for FUTURE GENERATIONS.


Thank you for your support!

Opportunity for recreational and education use could include expanding existing nature trails, environmental and cultural resource interpretation, youth education programs, wildlife observation/photography, and promotion of natural resource and conservation programs. Money donated for these opportunities, will be earmarked and used specifically for that purpose.

Please consider making a donation today, large or small.

Mail a check for any amount to:

Booth Society,

423 Hatchery CiR.,

Spearfish, SD  57783


Contribute Securely via PayPal:

THank you for your support!

Together, we can conserve, preserve, and protect this land for everyone.

NOTE: Please notate on your donation in the comments/memo line “land campaign”