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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.


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A Partnership to Protect our National Forests - G. Garnett, USFS

Greens Peak View

Our forests are very valuable. Not only are they places of beauty but, we rely on our forests for many items we need to sustain and enhance our lives. Greens Peak is located in the national forest on the Springerville Ranger District of the Apache - Sitgreaves National Forests.

Apache-Sitgreave’s Nat'l Forests’ Wins Apache-Trout Distinguished Service Award

Gila Trout Award

The Forest Service’s Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests recently received the prestigious Apache Trout Conservation Award at the 10th Annual Native and Wild Trout Conference in Phoenix, Arizona April 11, 2019. The conference was attended by those interested in meeting, networking, and developing future plans to promote restoration and management of native and wild cold water fish species in Arizona and New Mexico.

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Fuelwood sales extended to July 12


Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests extending spring fuelwood sales to July 12th w/14 day permits

Be Bear Aware - G. Garnett, USFS

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"For more than a month now, there have been a few bear sightings in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests," says Black Mesa District, Wildlife Biologist, Suzanne DeRosier.


Earth Day Event at Ramsey Park

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The Springerville Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests had an Earth Day Event April 27, 2019 in Ramsey Park

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,

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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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