Welcome to Friends of the Forest
Forest Service Partners and Supporters
Maintaining, Protecting, and Restoring for Present and Future Generations
Stewards of Coconino National Forest Lands

Preservation, Collaboration & Education

Our Mission

Friends of the Forest is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization, with membership open to all who are dedicated to maintaining, protecting, and restoring the scenic beauty of our National Forest lands in the Sedona area for the enjoyment and use of present and future generations.

By building a partnership with the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, Friends of the Forest volunteers help fill the gap between needs and resources. We provide teamwork and financial resources to assist the Forest Service in its day-to-day operations.

Stewardship and Fun!

Friends of the Forest is a unique organization founded in 1994. As part of our partnership as stewards of National Forest lands in the Sedona area, we offer members many opportunities for personal enrichment and public service. We learn from each other, from Forest Service personnel, and from experts in wilderness skills, archaeology, geology, flora, fauna and wildlife.

Whether you can help by becoming a member or making a contribution, you will be directly helping to preserve one of the most beautiful natural resources in the country.

Our Primary Goals:

  • Help Forest Service maintain its trails and cultural resources
  • Reduce environmental damage caused by increasing human impact
  • Assist in education and improve communication with the community
  • Enhance the forest experience for visitors and residents alike

Check out Upcoming Public Events

The Friends of the Forest supports the public education objectives of the Red Rock Ranger District. Education about our surrounding natural resources and how to enjoy these resources in a safe, sustainable manner is a basic pillar of conservation. 

Visit our Events page to find out more about upcoming events and opportunities for exploration and education of the Red Rocks of the Coconino National Forest!

Become a Member

View our video and/or make a donation to help support maintenance projects within the Red Rock Ranger District

Visitor Center Volunteers Needed!

We created a short video regarding our need for volunteers at the ranger station visitor center. Please view the video and consider helping out.