Spotlights

Women In Fire Fighting

Across the nation, women hold more than 6,500 career firefighting positions. We have several of those special women and one works on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests,

Forest Service Women in the Field / Firefighters

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.

New Mexico Meadow 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.

Four Forest Restoration Initiative

Four national forests are actively engaged in a collaborative, landscape-scale initiative designed to restore fire-adapted ecosystems in the

Creating a Tribal Youth Crew

Since 2014, the Apache-Sitgreaves NFs , White Mountain Apache Tribe  and Southwestern Tribal Fisheries Commission have been collaborating on a joint Tribal Youth Crew venture. 

What it takes to become a firefighter

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

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.

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ (ASNFs) Travel Management Rule

In 2010, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests had held public meetings and solicited public comments with a Draft Environmental Impact statement.

Wallow Fire Regrowth

Pictures of regrowth in the Wallow Fire area, south of Alpine, Arizona.

Wildfires Can Happen In ANY Season

The wet summer monsoon resulted in higher than normal grass growth, also known as fuel loading.  With the recent warm and dry weather, fuels may be dry enough to ignite.

Rim Lakes Forest Restoration Project (previously Rim Lakes Forest Health Pjct)

The project objective is to conserve and restore the Rim Lakes landscape to make the forest ecosystem more sustainable over time and climatic variability, insects, disease, fire and wind.

Ranger Bob - The Face of Black Mesa

Forestry Technician Robert “Ranger Bob” Montgomery who has devoted more than half a century to living and working on this Forest.

Planning Rule

The Forest Service is beginning an open, collaborative process to create and implement a modern planning rule to address current and future needs of the 155 national forests and . . .

Smithsonian Exhibit

The town of Springerville accepted the opportunity to display the exhibit provided by the Smithsonian Institute and the Arizona Arts Council

Soil primed to plant seedlings in Wallow Fire burned area near Greer & Milligan

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests began planting 150 acres of ponderosa pine seedlings in the Wallow Fire area 

Earthquake on the Clifton Ranger District

Read District Ranger, Carol Telles' account of the earthquake.