Alerts & Notices

This webpage provides current and pertinent information about restrictions, closures, fire, safety alerts, and advisories.

Safety

Preparation and safety are of utmost importance while recreating in the national forest.  Please observe safety alerts and notices before your excursion to the forest.  Simply knowing the current conditions, closures and alerts prepares you for a pleasurable outdoor visit, free from any surprise that could deter your fun!

Rules and Closure Orders  Regional and Forest Orders Map

Alerts


  • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Across Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
  • Prohibited in Big Lake Recreation Area - Storing or Possessing Food or Refuse
  • Regional Motor Vehicle Code
  • 14-Day Stay Limit at National Forests Campgrounds And Dispersed Areas
  • Fireworks are always prohibited

Closures


  • Regional Closure Order - Fireworks, Explosives and Sparks

Public Notices

Guidance on the Prohibition of Scattering Ashes and Erecting Memorials

It is Forest Service policy to not permit the placement of memorials, monuments, shrines or items of remembrance on our shared lands. Existing permitting authorities do not provide for the permanent use of the NFS land. 

Horse Deaths on the Black Mesa Ranger District

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests provided results from the initial investigation of horse deaths. The ASNF continued the investigation based on a tip from the public about a possible 5th deceased horse.