Photo/Video Requests

We are committed to offering high quality digital images in support of Forest Service topics that are covered in newspapers, TV stations, and magazines around the country.

If you are interested in aquiring high resolution video footage or still images suitable for publication and production, please contact our staff at (605) 673-9200 and we will be happy to assist your image needs. 

We also offer a comprehensive site of searchable photos, video, documents, and audio as a comprehensive archival record of the Black Hills National Forest at

This site also includes hundreds of historical "Magic Lantern" slides, a 19th century method of projecting painstakingly hand-colored photo imagery on sheets or screens or other light surfaces. These photos include several hundred images from the CCC, special photo collections including the Ashmun collection of black and white panorama shots from 1907 and earlier, magic lantern slides of managing the National Forests with detailed file information, and recent photos of the Forest beginning in or before 2003 through today.