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To pay for your membership or donation by credit card:

Click here to join HBF or renew your membership (including Salamemberships for kids)

Click here to make a donation to the Highlands Biological Foundation

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Become a Member

The Foundation supports the Highlands Biological Station through funding for educational programming, scholarships, research, and daily operations.  In addition, HBF has separate funds to support the outreach missions of the Nature Center and Botanical Garden.  Membership support guarantees that the Foundation can continue to provide support to these organizations.  We even have membership for kids!


Membership Levels for Adults

Terrapin Mountain $35

Receive discounted registration for certain programs and fundraising events, a spring newsletter, Catalogue, and Zahner Conservation Lecture Series announcement.

Bear Pen Mountain $50

The family membership. Receive Terrapin Mountain benefits, plus discount and early registration for Nature Center summer camps.

Scaly Mountain $100 

Receive all of the above benefits plus 10% off merchandise and books at the Station offices and the Highlands Nature Center.

Sagee Mountain $250

Receive all of the above benefits plus $50 off HBS summer week–long workshops.

Satulah Mountain $500

Receive all of the above benefits plus access to the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program, which offers reciprocal benefits with over 270 gardens in North America.  Also receive an invitation to an exclusive event for members at this level, and acknowledgement in the spring newsletter.

Whiteside Mountain $1,000 & Above

Receive all of the above benefits plus access to the HBS “Rent a Naturalist” program, and an invitation to an exclusive event for members at this level only.


Salamembers –  Membership Just for Kids!

The Highlands Biological Foundation is dedicated to instilling in future generations the importance of learning about, and taking care of, the natural world around us.  Our children and grandchildren will be the future stewards of this precious planet.  Help foster a love of the natural world in a kid by giving the gift of a Salamembership.  We promise each salamember will learn and have fun!


  • receive a copy of the Salamember Scoop quarterly a year with fun nature facts, trivia, stories, and nature-related news.  All salamembers can submit their news and questions!
  • a gift of a brilliant Meet Your Neighbours photograph featuring a creature found around Highlands.  Collect a different one each year!
  • a birthday card
  • a personalized membership card.  Present it at Nature Center events to get free admission for the card holder!
  • receive a discount and early registration for summer camps at the Nature Center
  • receive a discount for Backyard Naturalists (
  • be part of the Highlands Biological Foundation’s team.  Our members are very important to us.

Cost is only $30 per year!


Make a Donation

The Highlands Biological Foundation supports the Station’s research, education, and outreach programs primarily by providing scholarships and grants-in-aid of research.  In addition, the Foundation has separate funds to support the Highlands Nature Center and Highlands Botanical Garden, which serve as the chief avenues for educating the public  about the rich natural heritage of the area and how to preserve it.