September is National Wilderness Month!

President Obama has declared September National Wilderness Month!  This month we enter the 50th year of The Wilderness Act, one of America’s landmark public lands conservation laws.  Planning is already underway to celebrate the 50th Anniversary in 2014 in Albuquerque and a number of other companion events.  Plan on attending one. … read more


Kudos to Friends of the Sonoran Desert National Monument!

Kudos to Friends of the Sonoran Desert National Monument (FSDNM) on a productive weekend of hard work! Not many of us get involved in conservation in order to spend a sunny weekend inside a windowless meeting room. But the board and staff of the Friends of the Sonoran Desert … read more


Big Policy Win for National Conservation Lands

You may have missed it in the news, but last week Friends of Ironwood Forest scored a major victory when the BLM announced it would ban recreational shooting in Ironwood Forest National Monument.  The decision was hailed as commonsense, laudable example of good management by the BLM.  Advocates in Tucson, Marana and … read more