History Walks Scheduled for Fall, 2017

Come participate in walks to some of the most historic spots in Cochise County. The Friends of the San Pedro River are happy to announce our schedule for History Walks this fall. These outings to historic sites within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area are led by our knowledgeable Friends of the San Pedro River Docents. We will offer walks to Millville, Fairbank, the Grand Central Mill, Murray Springs, the Clanton Ranch and Terrenate.

A special event this fall is an FSPR members-only walk to Contention on November 11th. Local historian and long time Friends docent Richard Bauer will lead this walk. You must be a member of the Friends to attend. We will have a sign-up roster; look for more information on this web site as the event approaches.

Get on out to visit these great spots and share an outdoor adventure in the SPRNCA!

Descriptions of volunteer services

New! In order to complete the revised BLM Volunteer Service Agreement form (available in hardcopy) for fiscal year 2017 starting October 1, 2016, volunteers should check each of the boxes listing the services they plan to provide during the course of the year.  The volunteer roles associated with those services are described in the pages below:

URGENT! Public Comment Period on Review of National Monuments Extended to July 10

There is still time to submit your comments on the pending review of many of our national monuments, starting with Bears Ears National Monument.

An Executive Order has been issued calling for review of many national monuments to determine whether to redraw boundaries, reduce protections or even rescind designation for our most diverse and inclusive national monuments.

Since the Antiquities Act went into effect in 1906, millions of acres of environmentally, culturally, and historically important lands in the US have been protected for the enjoyment of generations to come. Without the constant vigilance of groups such as the Conservation Lands Foundation, there is a very real possibility that these lands could be removed from protected status.

Please consider acting now to help protect Bears Ears and other national monuments by clicking here to submit a public comment.

If you wish to make a donation to defend our national monuments, you may click here to make a contribution to the Conservation Lands Foundation to help them continue the fight to protect our national lands.