Land Auction - 17 Acres - Maricopa County, Arizona

Tonto National Forest: The U.S. General Services Administration will be auctioning off 17 acres of vacant land known as the Cave Creek administrative site beginning Monday, August 15, 2022, at 11 a.m. Central Time. Details and registration are available for download in the Invitation for Bids.

Lincoln National Forest technician creates innovative resource for lost visitors

Sam, a Forestry Technician with the US Forest Service, is on a mission to save lost hikers and hunters on the Guadalupe Ranger District (or at least help them save themselves) through turning existing structures known as "trickle tanks" into orienteering tools. 

Great American Outdoors Act in the Southwest

The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) enables federal land managers to take aggressive steps to address deferred maintenance and other infrastructure projects on national forests and grasslands. The Forest Service will use these funds to maximize the benefits experienced by millions of Americans who visit and use their national forests and rangelands. Projects funded by this act will focus on reducing deferred maintenance and other infrastructure projects and thereby improve the conditions and resiliency of our nation’s forests for present and future generations.

Regional Closure and Motor Vehicle Orders

  • Fireworks, Explosives and Spark Prohibition
  • Regional Motor Vehicle Code

Photo Contest Winners!

What if the top prize for the 2020 National Park Foundation Photo Contest was taken on a National Forest?  Do you need more proof that National Forests are the best public lands?  Third prize not only went to a photo taken on a  National Forest - it was taken on Region 3's very own Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. 

Four Forest Restoration Initiative

The Forest Service has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) that analyzes almost a million acres on the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests and proposes forest restoration treatments over a 10-year period.  The DEIS and associated documents are available on the 4FRI website.  For additional information, please send your request to 4fri_comments@fs.fed.us or call the 4FRI Team at 928-226-4684.

Every Kid Outdoors

Every Kid in the Park logoEvery Kid Outdoors is a nationwide program that encourages 4th graders to get outside and visit their federal public lands and waters by offering a free pass their entire 4th grade year.

Restoration Concepts for Frequent Fire Forests

Videos Bring The GTR-310 to Life

Six short videos focused on restoration concepts for Southwestern frequent-fire forests were released by the Forest Service’s Southwestern Region, Rocky Mountain Research Station, and Northern Arizona University.

Jobs and Volunteering

Working or volunteering with the Forest Service is both purposeful and involves breathtaking locations!

  • Learn how to begin a career with the Forest Service.
  • Explore volunteer opportunties.
  • Discover fire and aviation opportunities. 
  • Search current job openings with the Forest Service. 

Kids Exploring Nature in Albuquerque’s Oldest Neighborhood

The Children’s Garden is an outdoor space that offers interactive elements such as musical instruments, garden areas and natural materials for building and creating art. The Nature Explore Children’s Garden gives more opportunity to children who live in urban areas to regularly interact with nature. 

Local Youth Help Bring Holiday Cheer to our Nation’s Capital

How do you produce 10,000 handmade Christmas ornaments and transport a 60-foot tree across the United States just in time for the holidays? That’s the question being posed to the folks at the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico this year, and they’ve responded with a resounding, “With a little help from our partners!”