Tonto National Forest-Volunteers

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Friends of the Tonto are now in the planning phase for next seasons activities.

We will be working with the Forest Service to identify their needs, and evaluating activities/projects that match our volunteer interest and capabilities. If you have an interest in volunteering as an individual, or with a group let us know, and watch here for new event schedules.

2016 Riparian Photopoint Season


We’re finishing up with the 2016 riparian photopoint season!  Thanks to the many volunteers that have added another chapter in the history of the selected riparian areas.

Read about the Tonto’s (and Friends of the Tonto) Riparian Photopoint Program here.

We will provide you with a short training session, to teach you the techniques for taking repeat photography of our streamside monitoring sites.  You can select sites you would like to do, based upon your driving and hiking preferences.

Please fill out the Registration Form.

Mesa Ranger District and the Adopt-a-Trail Sponsors celebrated the first successful season with the dedication of the new recognition sign at the Peralta Trailhead.(For more photos)

Ours to Conserve

“Friends of the Tonto National Forest is a group of volunteers who assist the Forest in its critical mission of natural and cultural resource management. We promote public understanding of the Tonto National Forest’s policies, programs and projects through community outreach, projects and outings.”

Friends of the Tonto National Forest  4022 E. Greenway Road  Suite 11 Box 348  Phoenix, AZ  85032