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Mission Statement

Our mission is to assist the U.S. Forest Service in advancing historical, scientific, educational, and interpretive programs in Madera Canyon.

Our goals are to:

  • Heighten public interest in conservation through education;
  • Assist the U.S. Forest Service in its operations, especially in its efforts to provide rewarding recreational opportunities for all visitors; and
  • Assist in data gathering and public feedback.

    Friends' members volunteer in a wide variety of positions, ranging from  environmental education docents to performing trail maintenance to welcoming canyon visitors at the Visitor Information Station.  Membership includes our quarterly newsletter Canyon Chatter, invitation to a wide variety of adult education programs, and a discount on Friends' merchandise.

Friends of Madera Canyon by-laws are available here.

Tony Paniagua of Arizona Public Media features Madera Canyon and the Friends of Madera Canyon in this short video seen on the AZPM site.