About the Friends of Ironwood Forest
The Friends of Ironwood Forest are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that work for the permanent protection of the biological, geological, archaeological, and historical resources and values for which the Ironwood Forest National Monument was established.
The Friends provide critical volunteer labor for projects on the Monument, working with the Bureau for Land Management and many other partners, and to increase community awareness through education, public outreach, and advocacy.
Help us preserve this national treasure
DEC 16 / Event 1
DEC 17 / Event 2
DEC 18 / Event 3
Learn more about the IFNM through videos, images, and research articles.
Visit the Monument
A webinar for pilots and land trusts about aerial conservation easement monitoring.
How LightHawk's Supporters are Saving the Earth From Slime to SavedWhen LightHawk flights lead to presidential actionsWhen you think of Florida’s beaches, you probably don’timagine them abandoned, full of dead fish, and giving off toxic gas. That’s exactly what...
LightHawk flew for conservation in so many ways this summer! An orchard under an agricultural conservation easement is hugged by Colorado’s Gunnison River. In a drought year riddled with wildfires, aerial monitoring of conservation lands reduces the risk of...
It’s not just elbow room — it’s a matter of survival. Arizona’s Sun Corridor will double in population by 2040. One of America’s fastest growing areas is also one of its most environmentally-sensitive, increasing pressure on a North American gem – the Sonoran Desert....
It was dark when I got out of bed and still before 6:00 am when I pulled onto I-25. I was headed to the airport for my first LightHawk flight on my fifth day as the organization’s Western Program Director. Sure, I had been on plenty of flights in my grandfather’s...
When Oil Spills, We’re First on the Scene When a section of the Keystone pipeline burst spilling more than 210,000 gallons of oil onto the South Dakota prairie, LightHawk sprang into action. Working hand-in-hand with our national partner the Waterkeeper Alliance and...
Become a friend today!
Your contribution will ensure the protection of this beautiful National Monument.