Friends of Forest Pioneer Preservation Technology

Sedona Friends of the Forest volunteers generally find plenty to stay busy within the Red Rock District of the Coconino National Forest. Although most activities are currently suspended during the national health emergency, a typical busy season occupies scores of...

Liking Lichens in Red Rock Country

Among the many local events forfeited during the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” weeks was an annual event unique to the Coconino Nation Forest Red Rock Ranger District (RRRD). Since 2016, the first two weeks of May have been designated as Lichen Appreciation Week at the...

Search and Rescue Volunteers Perform Essential Work

It is not unusual for active residents and retirees in Sedona and Verde Valley communities to come across one another in multiple volunteer organizations and activity groups. The cross-feed between Friends of the Forest and the Verde Search and Rescue Posse dates to...

What is Gully Restoration?

Red Rock Ranger District Gully Restoration, a definite conversation starter. While working with the Ground Control Trail construction crew just such a conversation started, at a beautiful vista overlooking the valley below. Below is a grass covered valley extending...

Learn About our Rich Native American Heritage

Each March, Arizona State Parks sponsors Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month.  Groups throughout Arizona sponsor events that provide education about our Native American and pioneer history.   This year, several presentations are being offered on the Red Rock...

Sedona is Being Loved to Death

The Most Beautiful Place on Earth. That’s how the Sedona Chamber of Commerce describes our amazing Red Rock surroundings. That’s probably what most of us thought when we first visited here and ultimately decided to become residents. But as more and more...