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2016 Officers

Manny Romero President 
Tom Cloonan, Treasurer
Jean Ober, Secretary


Member Merchandise
Our Merchandising Committee Chair is Debbie Wych. Items with the Friends of the Forest logo are   generally available for sale at each Board Meeting (Calendar). You can view some of the items for sale by looking at our Member Merchandise page. If you wish to order member items, such as a hat, shirt or jacket, please email Debbie Wych, the Merchandising Chair at: 


FOF Branching Out Newsletters - documents are in PDF format 
If you have ideas, pictures or articles for the Newsletter, please email them to Jean Ober at:

Volume 2017. Issue 1 February 2017
Volune 2016, Issue 4 December 2016
Volume 2016. Issue 3 September 2016
Volume 2016, Issue 2 May 2016
Volume 2016, Issue 1 February 2016
Volume 2015, Issue 5 Dec 2015
Volume 2015, Issue 4 Sept 2015
Volume 2015, Issue 3 June 2015
Volume 2015, Issue 2 April 2015
Volume 2015, Issue 1 February 2015 
Volume 2014​. Issue 5 December 2014
Volume 2014, Issue 4. September 2014 - Special 20th Anniversary Edition
Volume 2014. Issue 3 June 2014
Volume 2014. Issue 2 April 2014
Volume 2014, Issue 1, February 2014

For Older Issues of Branching Out click  HERE


FOF Documents -- documents are in PDF format 

Standard Operating Procedures (9/2015)
By-Laws, Friends of the Forest, Inc.
Friends of the Forest Color Brochure


FOF Press Releases -- documents are in PDF or Word format

Flowers of Sedona at Palatki April 2017
Friends of the Forest Welcomes New Members March 2017
Volunteers Helping to Monitor Wilderness Air Quality February 2017
Serving our Visitors January 2017
Graffiti removal – Is it important? December 2016
Friends of the Forest Celebrate Successful Year November 2016
Fall Ranger Programs Focus on Wildlife, Geology, Local History and More October 2016
Rare Frogs on the Red Rock Ranger District September 2016
Rare Species in Verde Valley August 2016
FOF Receives Governor's Award for Cultural Resources Service July 2016 July 2016
FOF Volunteers Continue to Assist at Fossil Creek June 2016
Lichens Abound in Red Rock Country May 2016
Guide to Easy Viewing of Red Rock Vistas - Apr 2016
Friends of the Forest: Dedicated to Environmental Preservation -Mar 2016
What is There to Fear? -Feb 2016
Get in Touch With the Forest and Its Inhabitants - Jan 2016
FOF Crew Keeps Trails Open - Dec 2015
Friends of the Forest Honors Volunteers - Nov 2015
Red Rock Ranger Visitor Center Volunteers - Oct 2015
Free Programs at the Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center Sep 2015
Publicity Trails Web Site - August 2015
Local Threats to Verde Valley Birds - July 2015
Slide Fire - June 2015
A Walk in the Woods - May 2015
Spring Brings New Programs on the National Forest - April 2015
National Forest Offers Special March Archaeology Events -March 2015
Friends of the Forest Hosts Annual New Member Event - February 2015
Improving Trails is the Responsibility of Us All - January 2015
Friends of the Forest Celebrate their 20th Year - November 2014
New Trail Map Resource for the Red Rock Ranger District - October 2014
Celebrating 50 Years of Wilderness - September 2014
Donations Flowing in for Oak Creek Canyon Fire Restoration - August 2014
After the Fire Comes the Flood - July 2014
​Friends of the Forest Look Toward the Future - June 2014
Spring Weather Raise the Bar for Protection of our Public Lands- May 2014
Spring Program Events - April 2014
Twelve Months of Red Rock Trail Planing - March 2014
Forest Teach Wilderness Survival - February 2014 
Step Back in Time on the National Forest - January 2014

​For Older Issues of FOF Press Releases click HERE

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February 2017  newsletter