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...

Tracking the Plight of the Pronghorn in the Verde Valley

What animal sometimes seen in our area can be characterized as a cross between an antelope and a goat?  Consider yourself lucky if you have come across the increasingly rare pronghorn. “The Plight of the Pronghorn in the Verde Valley” is the topic that will kick off...

Friends of the Forest Celebrates 25 Years

It’s been my honor to serve as President of Friends of the Forest (FOF) during our 25th Anniversary year. Before becoming involved in the ongoing operations of the organization, I was of course aware of all of the important work the organization is involved in. I...

Fossil Creek Plan Close to Completion

Imagine a creek with constant, crystal-clear, aquamarine water. In its deep pools swim only native fish, and on its banks huge trees provide shade and rich habitat for diverse wildlife. Here and there, rock formations bear fossil-like imprints of leaves and sticks....

Stories the red rocks tell us

Fall brings the return of free public programs on the Red Rock Ranger District. A lecture series is offered from 11 a.m. to noon on the First Friday of each month at the Red Rock District Visitor Center located one mile south of the Village of Oak Creek on Highway...

Women Strengthen Friends of the Forest

From its very earliest days, women volunteers have been front, center and out to the far reaches of the Sedona Friends of the Forest (FOF) organization.  As leaders, innovators, or by just plain showing up to get a job done, FOF women have contributed daily to...