Friends of the Tonto National Forest is a 501(c)3 Non-profit Organization

“Friends of the Tonto National Forest is a group of volunteers who assist the Forest Service 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.”

Invasive Grasses in and near the Tonto National Forest

To participate in eradication efforts and to see an interactive map of invasive plants that are threatening the desert's native plants including the iconic saguaro click on the link below.

2018 Sears-Kay Ruin Open House

Presented by

Cave Creek District of the Tonto National Forest


Friends of the Tonto National Forest

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

Volunteers have Successfully Planted 980 Milkweed Seedlings near Bulldog Canyon, Just East of Mesa, AZ.


Volunteers are now urgently needed to support seedling watering during the first weeks after planting.


Please see the event calendar for watering days and contact us through the registration form to let us know when you can help.


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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.

Monthly Meetings

Friends of the Tonto National Forest holds monthly board meetings that are open to all members.  Please refer to the events calendar for details.

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