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.
The Wildland Lessons Learned website has posted the 2014 San Juan Fuel Treatment Effectiveness Report and it is now available
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests have re-started the process of developing a management plan for the Heber Wild Horse Territory in Heber-Overgaard, Arizona. We are expecting to have a final Environmental Impact Statement by 2016.
For many folks, one of the highlights of visiting the national forests is enjoying a peaceful evening in front of the campfire. Before you head to the woods, however, it's important to know if you can have a fire or not.
The San Juan fire was reported on June 26th, 2014 on the Fort Apache agency near San Juan Flats and has since crossed over to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Check out this feature for information about suppression and other matters related to the fire.
White Mountain Stewardship Project (WMS) and wildlife habitat treatments aid in moderating fire behavior on the San Juan fire. In addition to the Coon Mountain prescribed fire, completed in November of 2012, also assisted firefighters in controlling the San Juan Fire by reducing hazardous fuels and removing decadent brush. Funding and support where provided by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and the Habitat Partnership committee. The Burn was completed by fire personnel from the Springerville, Alpine, and Lakeside Ranger Districts.
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests and the White Mountain Stewardship Project's Multi-Party Monitoring Board are pleased to share with stakeholders this report entitled "Evaluating the Impacts of Forest Treatments: The First Five Years of the White Mountain Stewardship Project."
A new look ~ but that's not all! Our new website is part of a Forest Service-wide effort to move all National Forest websites into this new format. It's a big project! When the move is done, National Forest websites across the country will have a common look and feel as well as organization. This consistency will make it easier for you to find what you're looking for as you travel from one Forest website to the next. Plus, the technology behind the websites will increase our ability to grow our sites to meet your information needs. Even though we are now "live" in the new Forest Service website, we are still moving content from our big old site into this big new website. We've tried to tune our continuing migration work to match your needs.