Mission & Advocacy

Mission

Friends of Ironwood Forest is a local non-profit organization that works for the permanent protection of the biological, geological, archaeological, and historical resources and values for which the Ironwood Forest National Monument was established.

We accomplish our mission by providing resources such as volunteers, expertise, public outreach, education, and advocacy on behalf of the Ironwood Forest National Monument.

Advocacy

Maintaining Protecion for Existing Public Lands

On Friday, May 5 KVOA interviewed the Friends of Ironwood Forest President, Tom Hannagan, in regard to President Trump’s Executive Order to review as many as 40 national monuments. Ironwood Forest, which was given national monument status in 2000 by President Bill Clinton, is one of the national monuments under review. To see the news story and Tom’s interview click here.

O’Halleran Calls for Support

 

 

 

McSally Letter to Zinke

 

 

 

Grijalva Calls for Monument Protection
Grijalva Holds Press Conference

Grijalva: Claims Are Disingenous

 

Babbitt Blasts Asarco

Theodore Roosevelt IV Comments on Zinke/Trump Review of Public Lands
Tom Hannagan: Our Real National Treasures
William Thornton: Ironwood Forest Worthy of Protection
NPCA Comment on IFNM

Sierra Club – Monument Betrayal
FIF Response to Executive Order for Monument Review

Friends of Arizona’s Monuments Denounce Trump’s Order

Efforts to Repeal Protection for Monuments
Opposition to Undermining the Antiquities Act
Legality of the Executive Order

 

Opposition to the Proposed Interstate I-11
Friends of the Ironwood Forest Letter of Opposition to I-11
I-11 Public Information Meetings
I-11 Coalition for Sonoran Desert ProtectionLetter to ADOT, June 2017
I-11 Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection Letter to ADOT, July 2016
I-11 Meeting Flyer
A Letter from the Avra Valley Coalition
ADOT Submission Statement on the Proposed I-11 Routes

A Conservation Vision of Arizona’s Water Future
… Arizona needs to achieve a sustainable water future…

Efforts to Nullify BLM Planning 2.0 February 10, 2017
… opposition to nullify BLM Planning 2.0…

America’s Voice for Conservation, Recreation and Preservation January 30, 2017
… request strongest possible funding levels… wildlife, water, natural resources…

Efforts to Block New Parks 2017.01.17
… opposition to blocking new parks bills…

Bears Ears and Gold Butte 2017.01
… designating Bears Ears and Gold Butte National Monuments.