Friends of Northern Arizona Forests

Why Join Us?

For several reasons.

  • To sustain the forests and cultural sites of northern Arizona by supporting the Forest Service with your volunteer work in the field.
  • To be on the email list for upcoming volunteer events.
  • 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 newsletter, which is mailed each Spring and Fall.
  • And, if you can afford it, to contribute beyond the basic membership contribution and thereby supplement what we can accomplish with volunteer time alone.

But I already belong to a trails group or an environmental group or ....

We are glad that you do. One of our goals is to bring together members of diverse groups--both in the field and on the board of directors--so that they will come to understand and trust one another. So please join us--the membership contribution is modest--and bring the experience and enthusiasm of your other organizations into our mix of goals and projects.


 Our second public workday--in a chilly part of November 2009

  By now, all of our public workdays occur in shirt-sleeve weather.  


Membership is open to all persons who support our goals and purposes. The Home page and the pages under Mission & More describe those goals and purposes well. If you would like to see a more formal statement (from the bylaws), click on goals and purposes (pdf format). [And to see the entire bylaws, click on bylaws (pdf).] 

Membership contribution levels for 2016

Ponderosa Supporter $15
Pinyon Club
Gambel Oak Circle
Aspen Society
Student $8

All membership levels apply to families as well as to individuals.

If you join on or after October 1st, you can get membership for the remainder of the year plus the following year by making the standard membership contribution for the following year.

In short, on or after October 1st, if you contribute for next year, you get the rest of the current year for free.

Friends of Northern Arizona Forests is a "charitable" organization in the sense of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Membership contributions and donations qualify as tax-deductible.

How do I get started?

It's easy to become a member. All you need to do is fill out our short membership form and send in your contribution. We currently offer two options.

Renew your membership

If you're already a member and need to renew for the new calendar year, you can renew online via PayPal or with a credit card.


General Policy on Participation by Minors

(a) Minors 16 and 17 years old may participate in activities provided either (1) they are under direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian or (2) they have submitted written permission to participate from a parent or legal guardian.

(b) Friends of Northern Arizona Forests will provide a specific form for the written permission. The form may be downloaded from this site (in pdf format).

Minors under 16 years old may participate in project activities only if supervised by a parent or legal guardian.

The policies in (a) and (b) apply broadly: across all of Friends of Northern Arizona Forests' membership classes and to the general public (whenever non-members are invited to participate in an activity coordinated by Friends of Northern Arizona Forests).

Exceptions to the General Policy

Closed to minors

    • Issuing Backcountry Permits

Open to minors only if 16 or 17 years old and if supervised by a parent or legal guardian.

    • Trail Ambassador

Parent or Legal Guardian Permission Form

Permission Form (click to download pdf file)

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