Below is a list of some of the activities that the all-volunteer board of Friends of Ironwood Forest carries out to advocate for the monument.

  • Meet monthly to discuss projects, threats, and opportunities.
  • A select group of our board meets quarterly with the BLM to review and plan activities that support improved management of the monument.
  • Create and maintain relations with users and user groups who have an interest in the monument.
  • Carry out outreach programs to build a constituency of people who can advocate for the monument when needed.
  • Network with local, state, and national environmental organizations; Tohono O’odham tribal leaders;local businesses; municipal and state institutions; elected officials; University of Arizona students, clubs, and staff; and more to build relations that sustain and enhance our work.
  • Participated in local and national BLM policy discussions.