About Friends of the San Pedro River

Friends of the San Pedro River is the face and voice of the San Pedro River. Friends is a mostly volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to conservation and restoration of the river through advocacy, education, interpretation, and fieldwork. They coordinates closely with the BLM and the land manager of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, a jewel among our National Conservation Lands. Moreover, the group engages with the local community and its leaders to promote the river as a vital and treasured resource.

From the blog

  • 11.18.14

    Count, Tally and Report: Numbers Tell A Story

    Friends of the San Pedro River, based in southern Arizona, have been stewards, advocates and volunteers for this great desert waterway even before Congress designated it as a Riparian National Conservation Area on November 18, 1988. (Happy designation-birthday, SPRNCA!) Managing a bookstore, hikes, programs to local schools and community groups, input … read more

  • 03.1.14

    Friends of the San Pedro River Recognized for 10,000 Hours of Volunteer Support

    Friends of the San Pedro River were surprised in early February with special recognition from BLM Director Neil Kornze, who thanked members of the group for providing over 10,000 hours of volunteer support in 2013 for resource management planning education forums and other interpretative, public outreach and maintenance programs at … read more

  • 01.3.14

    Ron Beck’s Big Year (and one for Friends of the San Pedro River)

    Ron Beck, a resident of Cochise County in Arizona, is an expert birder and supporter of Friends of the San Pedro River. Ron recently completed a record-setting Big Year, which for birders is the incredible accomplishment of seeing and identifying more than 300 bird species in one year.  Ron’s achievement … read more