The Arizona Natural History Association (ANHA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 to assist the USDA Forest Service with public education, interpretation, research, activities and special projects to benefit Arizona’s public lands.

In 2012, we expanded our assistance to the Verde Valley Archeology Center (VVAC). The VVAC is committed to the care, management and use ('curation') of archaeological artifacts found throughout the Verde Valley region.

Our goal is to assist our partners in promoting public awareness of the sensitive balance needed to preserve the land and its history while maintaining commercial and recreational use by current and future generations.

What We Do

  • Sell interpretive, educational and historic books and other Arizona made items
  • Support local artists (through sales of their products) whose message is to appreciate the beauty of Arizona
  • Support Junior Ranger programs
  • Support special public educational events
  • Support school field trips