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“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 are looking for Volunteers

We are 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 and the Events Calendar for new event schedules.

Day Out Among the Ruins of Perry Mesa on Sunday, May 21

Members and Guests and anyone thinking of becoming a member .

Friends of the Tonto NF is offering a guided visit to the ancient ruins and rock art of Perry Mesa, led by retired Forest Archaeologist Scott Wood on May 21. We will meet at the exit 259 (Bloody Basin Road) on the east side of I17 at 9:00 AM.

Details here


PROJECTS For the list of active and ongoing Projects and to access more details click here.

Friends of the Tonto NF have signed an agreement to adopt the Sears-Kay Archaeological and Recreation Site on the Cave Creek Ranger District.

More details coming soon.

You can register here to receive updates.

Photos from March 11, 2017 Sears-Kay Ruin Open House with Scott Wood retired Archaeologist leading tours of the site.

Perry Mesa Survey

Join Friends of the Tonto and ASU

in a long-term archaeological research project looking into the origins of the prehistoric population living on Perry Mesa east of the Agua Fria River.

For details and to register click here.

Invasive Grasses in and near the Tonto National Forest

To see an interactive map of invasive fountain and buffel grasses that are threatening the desert's native plants including the iconic saguaro click here.

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