friends of northern arizona forests

who we are

We are a diverse, motivated group of volunteers working together toward common goals. Our members come from all age groups, walks of life, and backgrounds; each member brings unique skills and abilities, yet all share the love of being outdoors protecting and enhancing our forests.

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Why Join?

  • To sustain the forests and cultural sites of northern Arizona by supporting the Forest Service with your volunteer work in the field
  • To share the satisfaction of doing what needs to be done and to enjoy the camaraderie of working with others who have similar interests
  • To receive our newsletters 
  • And to contribute beyond the basic membership contribution and thereby supplement what we can accomplish 

OUR MISSION

We're dedicated to assisting the Forest Service and other resource management agencies in maintaining, protecting, and restoring the natural and cultural resources and the scenic beauty of our forest lands for the enjoyment and use of present and future generations. We are a solution-oriented volunteer group that works in partnership with these agencies to assist in tasks they do not have the staff or the funds to accomplish.


STATE OF THE ORGANIZATION 2019

In typical Flagstaff fashion, we went from one of the more generous winter snowfall seasons right into one of the driest “nonsoon” seasons in recorded history. Through it all though FoNAF volunteers once again persevered and provided a wealth of volunteer hours to the Forest Service and made our forests, near and wide, much better overall. Our desire for more project diversification and broader geographic coverage was certainly achieved as summarized below:

    • Aspen fence work, 1149.5 hours
    • Log worm fences, protecting sensitive areas, 277.5 hours
    • Protecting riparian and wetland areas, 299.5 hours
    • Improving fences for pronghorn movements, 155 hours
    • Removing unnecessary fences, 159 hours
    • Working on water developments(trick tanks), 65 hours
    • Other miscellaneous tasks, 418.5 hours

The above 2524 hours when added to individual team member forest activities totaling 365 hours brings the Aspen Team total for the year to 2889. Non-Aspen team hours totaled another 1051 so the grand total is 3940, our highest total ever.

During the year we worked with archaeology, wildlife, silviculture, recreation, range and botany crews and we greatly appreciate their assistance and cooperation. The only group we didn’t work with was Fire and I’m fine with that. While much of our work was on the Flagstaff Ranger District, we did travel to the Mogollon Rim Ranger Distinct several times as well. While there we picked up some new tasks associated with the three infamous University of Montana ecological research exclosures.

Fortunately our membership is rebounding somewhat and the aspen team is definitely getting larger. With increased team membership and mechanization through the addition of the power pounder and power winder, we’re becoming more efficient and effective when undertaking our various tasks.

Tom Mackin, President


ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR FOR 2017

Friends of Northern Arizona Forests was chosen by the Arizona Daily Sun as their top organization for 2017.   The announcement was made in their December 30, 2017 issue.  

Click here to read the full article!

On January 9, 2018, a luncheon at Little America honored the "Male" and "Female" persons of the year as well as FoNAF, organization of the year.  

We are a diverse, motivated group of volunteers working together toward common goals. Our members come from all age groups, walks of life, and backgrounds; each member brings unique skills and abilities, yet all share the love of being outdoors protecting and enhancing our forests.


   CONTACT  

 inquiry@friendsofnazforests.org

Friends of Northern Arizona Forests
P.O. Box 3041
Flagstaff, AZ 86003-3041


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