The Friends of the Forest Sedona host walks, talks, exhibits, and other events in the Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, and Verde Valley area throughout the year. Most events are free and open to the public, but pre-registration may be required.
Ancient Peoples: Join volunteer Rangers Jeff and Donna Cooney, on an easy 1/2 mile round-trip walk to explore an ancient Pueblo built along a small canyon. Meet at the trailhead for Lomaki/Box Canyon Pueblo in Wupatki National Monument. Drive north on H-89 and take the Sunset Crater Loop Road (Forest Service Rd. 545). This road can be accessed near milepost 430 & milepost 444. Park entrance fees apply.
Guided Nature Walk at the Aspen Loop Trail, Friday, July 29 8-10am
Tree ID Walk. An easy 1.5-mile walk along the Aspen Loop Trail with Rangers Ellen and Robert. Enjoy great views and learn how to identify trees on the Peaks at 9,500 feet! Meet 6.5 miles up Snowbowl Rd. in the Humphreys trailhead parking lot; bring water, snacks, and sturdy hiking shoes.
Nature has the power to inspire people. Learn what happened when Europeans discovered giant sequoias for the first time, and an affluent lady in the 1930's camps in the Mojave Desert on her own among the Joshua trees. America's public lands not only preserve a shared heritage, but reveals rich stories about our history. Program conducted by Park Ranger Hilary Clark. Meet at the Amphitheater.
Guided Nature Walk: Protecting Watershed and Community
Saturday, July 30 9-11am
Four years ago Flagstaff voters overwhelmingly approved forest restoration project to protect key watersheds in and around the community. Join Ranger Karen and forest specialists to learn about the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project on the ground. Easy 2-miles, some off-trail walking. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket. No dogs, please. Meet at “Y” trail head at Elden Lookout and Schultz Pass Roads. For more information see: www.flagstaffwatershedprotection.org
8:00-8:45 pm. Volcanoes of North America. Come listen in to a tale about the fiery effects of volcanoes in northern Arizona and beyond. Pictures of awe-inspiring eruptions and the stories of one man’s traveling adventures will inspire you to embark on your own bold wanderings! Program conducted by volunteer park ranger Eric Zelif at Pinegrove Campground.
August 5, 2016 11 a.m. at the Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center, Highway 179, Sedona
Preservation often begins with documentation. Local volunteers are undertaking the task of documenting archaeology sites in our area. Learn about local archaeology and how the documentation process supports understanding and preservation of this rich cultural heritage.