Petrified Forest National Park Petrified-Logs_NPS_390x260

Arizona’s Petrified Forest is famous for its expansive vistas—stark moon-like landscapes and the colorful eroding badlands of the Painted Desert—and the rainbow hues of large petrified trees found throughout the park. Once a lush landscape of trees and riverways, the… Read More

North Rim Of The Grand Canyon Kane and Two Mile Ranch at Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of America’s favorite destinations—more than five million people visit each year to take in the breathtaking views of this iconic landscape. It’s also the location of the Fund’s biggest land conservation project—in terms of acres—in… Read More

Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument Parashant National Monument

Located on the northern rim of the Grand Canyon, the Parashant National Monument is a marvelous testament to the power of nature, providing visitors with a view of 150 miles of deep canyons, rugged mountains and isolated buttes. With support… Read More

Tonto National Forest Cave Creek Tonto National Forest

Cave Creek, only 25 miles north of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, is one of the few perennial streams in the Upper Sonoran Desert. Cottonwood, willow, sycamore and ash trees as well as bulrushes and cattails grow in this riparian… Read More


Mike Ford
Mike Ford Nevada
(702) 655-8167

As Nevada and Southwest Director, Mike Ford leads some of our biggest and most complex conservation efforts, including a project that protected nearly 100 miles of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim.  For inquiries in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, or Utah, please contact Mike.