Picture a dense and healthy forest of Joshua trees covering a vast and quiet open space. Then broaden your focus to encompass magnificent views of the Grand Wash Cliffs at the western end of the Grand Canyon. Come explore and enjoy this amazing area !
2020 Joshua Tree Festival
The Friends of Arizona Joshua Tree Forest Board of Directors have canceled this year's Festival due to the health risk to our neighbors, friends, visitors and community.
We want to thank all the volunteers who have helped us organize the Festival this year and look forward to working with you for the 2021 Joshua Tree Festival.
JOSHUA TREE TRANSPLANT SUCCESS
On January 21st and 22nd we collaborated with Mohave County Road Department and Bureau of Land Management to transplant 21 Joshua trees that were being removed from a road re-alignment project.
The trees were transported and planted in a vacated road right-of-way a few miles away. We will continue to fill the vacated area with trees and vegetation in the future.
We would like to give a special thank you to both agencies and Friends volunteers for there hard work and planning to make this project a success.
KIOSK TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS
We have finished the improvements to the one tenth of a mile trail at the kiosk.
We installed cable fencing along both sides of the trail as well as "KEEP OFF THE VEGETATION" signs along the trail.
The project could not have been possible without the guidance and support of the Kingman BLM office, the amazing volunteers from our membership and the volunteers from the community of Meadview.
Watch this 10 minute video of the amazing Arizona Joshua Tree Forest located on the Grapevine Mesa in northwestern Arizona
Permanent Study Plot No. 3
On October 24th members of our Friends group met with USGS Research Biologist and members of his staff to establish our third permanent study plot.
After a meeting to discuss the procedure and the latest research updates we proceeded to the study site.
Our goal is to create at least two permanent plots per year to gather data that will be sent to Todd and used in the Joshua Tree research projects that are ongoing.
Thank you to all of the volunteers that participated and we look forward to seeing you again at the next permanent plot setup.