The Prescott National Forest is located in the western center of Arizona.
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Tahoe National Forest

meadow with pools of standing water. gently rounded mountain in the background

Perazzo Meadows and Mt. Lola, December 8, 2014

(Photo by Janelle Thompson)

Tahoe Forest Atlas The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento) and extends from the foothills across the Sierra crest to the California state line. It includes over 850,000 acres of public land interspersed with 350,000 acres of private land in a checker board ownership pattern.

The Tahoe National Forest does not include Lake Tahoe - visit the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit website for more information.)

Rivers, snow capped peaks and dense forests offer outstanding recreation year round. A complex set of ecosystems are found as the terrain ascends from 1,500 feet along the western boundary to over 9,000 feet along the crest. The forest provides a variety of resources and opportunities and is managed by the Forest Service. For more information on accessible recreation facilities on the Tahoe National Forest follow this link. More.....

Tahoe NF logo Subpart A of the 2005 Travel Management Rule – Forest-wide Road Analysis

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Recent News


Weed of the Quarter - Tamarisk

Tamarix, an invasive weed

Tamarix (aka Salt Cedar and Tamarisk) is a non-native specie that was originally introduced to this country as an ornamental plant.  This thirsty invader has a deep tap root and easily out-competes many native plants for scarce water and nutrients.  It threatens water supplies, wildlife habitat, and beaches.

Aldo Leopold 1920 Report on the Prescott National Forest

Historic photo of Horsethief Lake taken in 1920

A historic report witten by Aldo Leopold in 1920 about the condition of the Prescott National Forest and its management.

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Prescribed Fire

After 100 years of actively suppressing fire in our forests, the clinical report is in. Our forests are unhealthy and the prescription for getting them back to a healthy state is -- fire.

Doce Fire Recovery: Flora and Fauna

Take a sneak peak into the closure area and see how the flora and fauna began to reappear in burned areas of Granite Mountain; caught on camera between August 1 and September 6, 2013. <...


Verde River Guide (7,928 KB PDF)

Please plan ahead, be prepared, and practice Leave No Trace ethics to leave the Verde just as you find it for those who come after.

Southwestern Region Centralized Temporary Hiring

The Southwestern Region is looking for a committed, hardworking, highly skilled workforce to work in many fields on 11 national forests located in Arizona and New Mexico.