Spotlights

National Bike Month - May

Biking is an affordable and alternative means of transportation. It’s also an excellent way to enjoy the beautiful bike trails within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

Aviation History Month

Aviation History Month is celebrated during November and is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the contributions and achievements of aviation.

Relocation of Springerville Ranger District to USFS Headquarters Bldg.

Springerville Ranger District, located at 165 So. Mountain Ave. is relocating to Apache-Sitgreaves Headquarters Bldg located at 30 South Chiricahua Dr. in Springerville, Arizona

Kacy Ellsworth, Public Affairs Officer for Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests would like to express a warm welcome to Kacy Ellsworth, Public Affairs Officer

Apache-Sitgreaves NF Release Environmental Impact Statement for Motorized Travel

To comply with the Travel Management Rule, Apache-Sitgreaves officials propose a system of Forest System roads, trails & areas designated for motor vehicle use.

Monday, September 23rd - Marks the First Day of AUTUMN!

Monday, September 23rd, 2019 - Marks the First Day of Autumn.

Robert Gump, Acting Deputy Forest Supervisor

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

FIRE HIRE REMINDER - DEADLINE AUG. 28TH, 2019

FIRE HIRE REMINDER - The Application Period for Permanent Wildland Firefighting positions including the Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship ends Aug. 28th, 2019.

Wendy Jo Haskins promoted to Regional Office in Albuquerque

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

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 & culture

Be Bear Aware - G. Garnett, USFS

"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.

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,

Forest Service Women in the Field / Firefighters

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

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

Creating a Tribal Youth Crew

Since 2014, the Apache-Sitgreaves NFs , White Mountain Apache Tribe  and Southwestern Tribal Fisheries Commission have been collaborating on a joint Tribal Youth Crew venture. 

What it takes to become a firefighter

The Heart of  a Firefighter is a video about the passion and drive it takes to become a firefigher . . . 

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteers are essential to the work of the USFS. Here on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) one of those volunteers was Justin Kiloran of Mesa, Arizona.

National Native American Heritage Day - Friday Nov. 29, 2019

National Native American Heritage Day is observed the day after Thanksgiving & honors Native Americans across the nation.

Randi Paris, New Lakeside Acting Deputy District Ranger

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests would like to express a warm welcome to Randi Paris, acting District Ranger on Lakeside Ranger District

Don't Feed the Trash Monster!

The Black Mesa Employee Association along with Black Mesa Ranger District recreation volunteers created a garbage monster for Heber/Overgaard’s Trunk or Treat.

USDA Forest Service is Accepting Applications

Interested in a job with the USDA Forest Service?

Fuelwood Permits For Sale on Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

Fuelwood Permits available on Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Districts

Earth Day Event at Ramsey Park

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

Personal Use Fuelwood now for sale

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Personal Use Fuelwood map for Lakeside Hardwood

Esther Morgan - National Women's Month - Arizona Archeology & Heritage Month

In recognition of both Women’s History Month and Arizona Archeology & Heritage Month, Apache-Sitreaves National Forests would like to recognize Forest Archeologist, Esther Morgan

Apache-Sitgreaves Outreach Notice 3-22-19

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is currently recruiting for multiple permanent full-time positions located in Arizona.

Wallow Fire Regrowth

Pictures of regrowth in the Wallow Fire area, south of Alpine, Arizona.

Wildfires Can Happen In ANY Season

The wet summer monsoon resulted in higher than normal grass growth, also known as fuel loading.  With the recent warm and dry weather, fuels may be dry enough to ignite.

Rim Lakes Forest Restoration Project (previously Rim Lakes Forest Health Pjct)

The project objective is to conserve and restore the Rim Lakes landscape to make the forest ecosystem more sustainable over time and climatic variability, insects, disease, fire and wind.

Ranger Bob - The Face of Black Mesa

Forestry Technician Robert “Ranger Bob” Montgomery who has devoted more than half a century to living and working on this Forest.

Planning Rule

The Forest Service is beginning an open, collaborative process to create and implement a modern planning rule to address current and future needs of the 155 national forests and . . .

Smithsonian Exhibit

The town of Springerville accepted the opportunity to display the exhibit provided by the Smithsonian Institute and the Arizona Arts Council

Soil primed to plant seedlings in Wallow Fire burned area near Greer & Milligan

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests began planting 150 acres of ponderosa pine seedlings in the Wallow Fire area 

Earthquake on the Clifton Ranger District

Read District Ranger, Carol Telles' account of the earthquake.



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