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Who We Are

The Center of the Conservation of Biological Resources (CCBR) was established in Spearfish, South Dakota in association with the Science Department at Black Hills State University. CCBR exists to support genetic and genomics research that is important to the Black Hills and Great Plains regions with a focus on priority problems and needs expressed by various agencies and organizations region-wide.


CCBR supports genetic and genomic research, focusing on priority problems expressed by various organizations in the region. Our top priorities are mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, community outreach, developing collaborative research with state and regional agencies, and applying technology and research on species of importance to the region.

Contact Info

Director of CCBR
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Phone: 605-642-6854

Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799