Volunteer

Gary Borax and other volunteers from the Dove Mountain and Heritage Highlands communities in Marana regularly help with restoration projects, like pulling buffelgrass, on Ironwood Forest National Monument.

Gary Borax and other volunteers from the Dove Mountain and The Highlands at Dove Mountain communities in Marana regularly help with restoration projects, like pulling buffelgrass, on Ironwood Forest National Monument.

The Friends of Ironwood Forest could not function without the help of our dedicated volunteers. There are many different volunteer opportunities for people of all talents and interest.To see the event schedule, including volunteer work days, click here.

Volunteer Work Days

IFNM Volunteer work days are planned each month. In these projects we assist the BLM in varied tasks such as restoration, trail improvement, and sign installation.
As an example of these projects, recently the Friends had seven volunteers along with three BLM staffers show up early on a clean-up project. We were able to enjoy a sweep of about 400 acres of the desert and hills just North of Silverbell Road, near Ragged Top, scouring for any loose man-made trash. In the process we enjoyed the wonderful scenery and got a bit of
exercise.

In order to participate in these or other BLM work projects, you need to have a “Volunteer Service Agreement” form completed and on file with BLM prior to the work day. Click here for the form. Email the completed form to both r[email protected] and [email protected]

For additional details, to sign up, and to get on the mailing list for future announcements of these projects, please email [email protected].

Want to become more involved?!

Help Friends of Ironwood Forest protect the diverse cultural, biological and historical resources on the Ironwood Forest National Monument!

Join us on a service project

Participating in a service project you’ll have fun, make new friends, and gain a better appreciation of the monument, its resources, the threats it faces and you will spend the day in a wonderful place. Come out and join us. Click here for news on our latest project!

Be a responsible monument visitor

We need your help to ensure that the Ironwood Forest National Monument remains the stunning place it is today. Respect the land, wildlife and other visitors, tread lightly and leave no trace. If you see something that shouldn’t be happening, please let us know and report the incident to the BLM at 1-800-637-9152