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


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



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.