About Friends of Sonoran Desert National Monument

Friends of the Sonoran Desert National Monument was formed in 2009 to provide the citizens of the United States with a voice in how the Sonoran Desert National Monument is managed. The Friends of the Sonoran Desert National Monument is an independent non-profit organization that works with the Bureau of Land Management, other agencies and non-profit organizations to protect the natural and cultural resources of the monument and defend against external activities that may adversely affect the monument.

From the blog

  • 09.4.13

    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

  • 03.8.13

    Kudos to Friends of the Sonoran Desert National Monument!

    Kudos to Friends of the Sonoran Desert National Monument (FSDNM) http://www.sonorandesertfriends.org 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

  • 03.4.13

    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