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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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Features

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.


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.


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Spotlights

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

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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.



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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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