NFD Partners - Cooperating Associations

Badlands Natural History Association

Founded in 1959, Badlands Natural History Association is a not-for-profit organization established to support education and research efforts at Badlands National Park. The profits from sales are donated to the park and are used to print the park newspaper, fund a portion of the park's intern program, purchase library books, improve and maintain photographic collections, and support the Artist In Residence program.

Bighorn Basin Geoscience Center and Geoscience Educational Adventures

Each year, GeoScience Educational Adventures, a public outreach organization comprising an instructional staff of professional geoscientists, offers teacher workshops that carry both recertification and graduate credits. Since the year 2000, these summer workshops are conducted as a series of three-day short courses that explore the geological and paleontological record of northern Wyoming. Our educational workshops are developed and led by members of our Science Team, assisted by visiting instructors who are respected geoscientists with many years of experience in their respective fields of expertise. The majority of the field activities are conducted near Shell, Wyoming, which is ideally located 15 miles east of Greybull, Wyoming, 60 miles east of Cody, Wyoming, and is only a two hour drive from the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

Bryce Canyon Natural History Association

Bryce Canyon Natural History Association (BCNHA) is a non-profit organization created to aid the interpretive, educational and scientific activities of the National Park Service, at Bryce Canyon National Park and the USDA Forest Service on the Dixie National Forest.

Canyonlands Natural History Association

Our mission – Canyonlands Natural History Association is a non-profit organization which exists solely to assist the National Park Service, US Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management in their education and visitor efforts. Proceeds from sales support agencies' educational, interpretive, and scientific programs on the Colorado Plateau.

Colorado National Monument Association

Colorado National Monument Association (CNMA), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, exists solely to assist and support the Colorado National Monument. Proceeds from our retail operations, memberships, and donations support the Monument's educational, interpretive, and scientific programs, helping visitors better understand and connect to this premier geologic and recreational gem in Western Colorado. In 2013 CNMA funded a portion of a paleontology internship for a survey on the Colorado National Monument.

Craters of the Moon Natural History Association

The Craters of the Moon Natural History Association (NHA) was established in 1959 by a concerned group of local citizens who wanted to make sure this special place in their backyard was protected. With the establishment of the nonprofit 501(3)(c) Association, the avenue was paved to begin providing financial assistance to the National Park Service for educational, interpretive, scientific and cultural activities offered to the public. The NHA administers a retail bookstore at Craters of the Moon Visitor Center and this online store. The NHA is able to provide financial assistance through sales and membership dues.

The mission of Craters of the Moon NHA is: Craters of the Moon Natural History Association provides financial and physical support to the National Park Service to educate and inspire the public to preserve and explore Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.

Discover Your Northwest

Discover Your Northwest a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social enterprise based in Seattle, and are licensed to operate in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, and Montana. We passionately believe in the people-value of Northwest public lands and are dedicated to ensuring that our public lands are places of education, recreation, and inspiration for everyone. We are proud to be partners with the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Army Corps of Engineers, and Washington State Parks.

We cultivate appreciation of Northwest public lands by operating on-site educational bookstores that provide visitors with high-quality books, educational toys, DVDs, and other items that enhance visitor understanding (visit our online store for some examples). We then use our sales proceeds to fund on-site events and programs, including state-of-the-art displays, free publications, speakers and performances, and habitat cleanup and restoration programs for volunteers of all social backgrounds. You can find us at a wide range of locations from urban and industrial to remote wilderness including John Day Fossil Beds NM in Oregon, Hagerman Fossil Beds NM in Idaho, and many more locations across the greater Northwest.

Eastern National

Eastern National provides quality educational products and services to the visitors of America's national parks and other public trusts.

The Grand Canyon Association

The Grand Canyon Association is Grand Canyon National Park's official nonprofit partner, raising private funds to benefit Grand Canyon National Park, operating retail stores and visitor centers within the park and providing premier educational opportunities about the natural and cultural history of Grand Canyon. Be a Part of Something Grand!

Grand Teton Association

Grand Teton Association has long been an important bridge between visitor and environment in the Tetons. We work to increase public understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of Grand Teton National Park and the surrounding public lands.

Intermountain Natural History Association

Cooperating association for Dinosaur National Monument and Fossil Butte National Monument. Mission Statement: The mission of the Intermountain Natural History Association is to support its agency partners in providing an enhanced visitor experience.

Petrified Forest Museum Association

Mission:Develop, improve, promote and increase opportunities for the public by advancing education, experience and enjoyment.

Public Lands Alliance

We work to build and elevate effective nonprofit organizations and exceptional public-nonprofit partnerships for the benefit of public lands and their users.

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Last updated: November 8, 2018