The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests eastern center of Arizona.
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Welcome to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

Photo by Simon Cox on 04/07/2016 of Chevelon Canyon

 

Hulsey Lake Restoration


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Hulsey Lake Restored 2015

 

 

 

Districts on the Apache-Sitgreaves

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The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, administered as one national forest, encompass over two million acres of magnificent mountain country in east-central Arizona. The Sitgreaves National Forest was named for Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves, a government topographical engineer who conducted the first scientific expedition across Arizona in the early 1850’s Read more»

On the Sitgreaves, the major attractions for the visitors from the desert are the Mogollon Rim and eight cold-water lakes. From the Mogollon Rim’s 7,600- foot elevation, vista points provide inspiring views of the low lands to the south. The Rim (pronounced: muggy-own) extends two hundred miles from Flagstaff into western New Mexico.

The Apache National Forest ranges in elevation from 3,500 feet to nearly 11,500 feet and is named for the tribes that settled in this area. The area from Mount Baldy east to Escudilla Mountain is often referred to as the White Mountains of Arizona. From the edge of the Mogollon Rim south of Hannagan Meadow the land drops precipitously into the high desert around Clifton. 

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Features

Rapid Assessment of New Mexico Jumping Mouse

This particular assessment was not to locate New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mice but focused on determining the presence or absence of the mouse’s habitat. It determined if vital components including, tall dense leafy vegetation were present within these areas.


Winter Sports on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

Snow in Arizona? . . . You bet, the mountains of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) receive enough snow for many winter activities. These include snowmobiling, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, tubing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and winter camping.


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Spotlights

Forest Service Women in the Field / Firefighters

Lisa Simmons

More than 6,500 women now hold career firefighting and fire officer positions in the United States. Of those special women, we have several that work on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteers are essential to the work of the USFS. Here on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) one of those volunteers was Justin Kiloran of Mesa, Arizona.

 




What it takes to become a firefighter

Fire Fighter

The Heart of  a Firefighter is a video about the passion and drive it takes to become a firefigher . . . 

New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse

Jumping Mouse

Click here for information on the recent listing of the mouse.  Summary and background information, links to projects and reference material and more.



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