Tonto Basin

Upcoming Activities

We are having a Chapter Meeting, Saturday, January 21 from 10:00 – 12 noon. We will be meeting at 268 E. Stephens Way, Tonto Basin, AZ. For more information, contact [email protected].

During the winter months, our chapter will be assisting the Tonto National Monument by planting agave, saguaro, prickly pear, and yuccas in the area that was affected by the 2019 Woodbury Fire. Sturdy boots are required as we will be working off-trail. We will also work on removing non-native, invasive plant species during the winter. This is a great way to learn many of the plants in the Tonto National Forest. Snake gaiters, gloves, and tools are provided by the monument; in addition, participants will be required to complete a release of liability. Dates will be determined by the resource staff at Tonto National Monument.

As a newly developing chapter, we are in the process of setting up our Facebook and Instagram accounts. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information. First Friday field trip will begin in December from 1:00 – 3:00 PM and continue thru May 2023. Locations will be determined based on trail accessibility, plant diversity, and parking. Monthly Chapter meetings will begin in January and continue thru May 2023. We will not meet during the summer months of June, July, and August.

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Chapter Leadership

Name Role Contact
Becky Settje President [email protected]
Teri Balaska Vice President
Eric Sjoden Lead Botanist


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Mark Your Calendar for Chapter Events

Posted on Jan 28, 2023

February 24: Chapter Meeting, 10 – 12noon, Payson Public Library

Tonto Natural Bridge Park Ranger, Micah  Kipple will present “The Great Sympatry: How Similar Species May Be Related, But Different.”

March 3: First Friday Field Trip, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Mills Ridge parking area on FS Road 429 and Highway 188 (Roosevelt Lake) “Sentinels of the Sonoran Desert.” 

March 24: Chapter Meeting

April 14: (Second) Friday Field Trip,

1:00 – 3:00 pmTonto Natural Bridge. “Plants of Higher Elevations”

April 21: Chapter Meeting, 10 – 12noon, Tonto Basin Chamber of Commerce, Gila County Extension Agent, Chris Jones, will present “A Noxious Problem: Nonnative Invasive Plants of Tonto Basin.”

May 5: First Friday Field Trip: “Botany, Burgers and Brews!” 

Upcoming Activities

Posted on Jan 06, 2023

During the winter months, our chapter will be assisting the Tonto National Monument by planting agave, saguaro, prickly pear, and yuccas in the area that was affected by the 2019 Woodbury Fire. Sturdy boots are required as we will be working off-trail. We will also work on removing non-native, invasive plant species during the winter. This is a great way to learn many of the plants in the Tonto National Forest. Snake gaiters, gloves, and tools are provided by the monument; in addition, participants will be required to complete a release of liability. Dates will be determined by the resource staff at Tonto National Monument

As a newly developing chapter, we are in the process of setting up our Facebook and Instagram accounts. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information. First Friday field trip will begin in December from 1:00 – 3:00 PM and continue thru May 2023. Locations will be determined based on trail accessibility, plant diversity, and parking. Monthly Chapter meetings will begin in January and continue thru May 2023. We will not meet during the summer months of June, July, and August.

We are having a Chapter Meeting, Saturday, January 21 from 10:00 – 12 noon. We will be meeting at 268 E. Stephens Way, Tonto Basin, AZ. You can include our chapter email for more info about the meeting. 


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