Outdoor Safety & Ethics
Each year, more Americans load up their gear and head for their Southwestern Region National Forests. To ensure that you and your loved ones have a fun and safe time, please plan and prepare.
- Planning a Safe Adventure
- Be prepared for wildlife, harsh weather, medical emergencies - and other situations you might encounter at the forest.
- Heat Stress
It doesn't take long to develop heat stress in the arid Southwest. Be aware!
- Exposure and Hypothermia
Learn about prevention, symptoms and treatment before your next trip to the forest!
- Abandoned Mine Safety
Review information about abandoned mine and cave safety.