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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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Historic Restoration Project at Pinedale

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This summer the U.S. Forest Service had several volunteer organizations team up to preserve a few very unique, historic buildings designed by U.S. Forest Service architects and constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935.

Congressman O'Halleran Visits Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests


Thursday, August 8, 2019, Congressman Thomas Charles O'Halleran, a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Arizona's 1st congressional district paid a visit to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Headquarters in Springerville, Arizona.

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Rob Gump, Acting Deputy Forest Supervisor

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The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests would like to express a warm welcome to Rob Gump, our new Acting Deputy Forest Supervisor


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FIRE HIRE REMINDER - The Application Period for Permanent Wildland Firefighting positions including the Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship ...


Wendy Jo Haskins promoted to Regional Office in Albuquerque

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Deputy Forest Supervisor Wendy Jo Haskins leaving Apache-Sitgreaves Heaquarters and promoted to Regional Office in Albuquerque, New Mexico

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples - August 9th

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is a day when people recognize the contributions of the world’s Indigenous population for their heritage & ...

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Hulsey Lake Restored 2015

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