Welcome to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

 

 

Districts on the Apache-Sitgreaves

 

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, administered as one national forest,  encompasses over two million acres of magnificent mountain country in east-central Arizona. The Sitgreaves National Forest was named for Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves, a government topographical engineer who conducted the first scientific expedition across Arizona in the early 1850’s Read more» 

On the Sitgreaves, the major attractions for the visitors from the desert are the Mogollon Rim and eight cold-water lakes. From the Mogollon (pronounced: muggy-own) Rim’s 7,600- foot elevation, vista points provide inspiring views of the low lands to the south. The Rim extends two hundred miles from Flagstaff into western New Mexico.

The Apache National Forest ranges in elevation from 3,500 feet to nearly 11,500 feet and is named for the tribes that settled in this area. The area from Mount Baldy east to Escudilla Mountain is often referred to as the White Mountains of Arizona. From the edge of the Mogollon Rim south of Hannagan Meadow, the land drops precipitously into the high desert around Clifton.

Christmas Tree Permit Sales

Christmas tree

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests will begin selling Christmas tree permits on October 01, 2018. They will sell for $15 a tree and will be available by mail again this year. If you wish to purchase a permit through the mail send a check or money order (never send cash) made out to USDA Forest Service with the correct amount to the district on which you will be cutting your tree. Maps and cutting instructions. 

 

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Features

Alder Prescribed Fire Creates a Resilient Landscape

light initial fire in wooded grassy area

Prescribed burning is key to provide forest restoration, ensure ecosystem health, and reduce wildfire hazard to provide for firefighter and public safety.


Second Knoll Target Range

Aerial view of second knoll target range

Target shooting can be a fun and rewarding activity for the whole family and a great way to enjoy our public lands. As fire season progresses and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest moves into Stage II fire restrictions, opportunities for dispersed target shooting become limited. Fortunately there is a great facility for target shooting located on the National Forest that remains open despite the restrictions. Located about six miles east of Show Low, AZ on FR 206, the Second Knoll Shooting Range is operated by White Mountain Shooters Association and funded by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and their grant program. 


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Spotlights

Women In Fire Fighting

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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

Lisa Simmons

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

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



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Hulsey Lake Restored 2015

Office of Communication selected our favorite Top 25 photos Link opens in a new window


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Four Forest Restoration (4FRI) Link opens in a new window


Link to volunteer page

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