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.