Sunflowers coating Williamson Valley welcome you to the Prescott National ForestView of the red rocks of Sedona seen from Highway 89A on Mingus Mountain.Click photo for more information about bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.Historic Photos of the Prescott National Forest, Click photo for more informationBear Safety: Click on the photo for more information

 

Portions of the Prescott National Forest today are much the same as they were when Sam Miller panned for gold in Lynx Creek and was wounded by a cougar, or when General Crook's flag fluttered over Palace Station.

At the lowest elevation, the primary vegetation is of the Sonoran Desert type. As the elevation rises, chaparral becomes common, followed by piñon pine and juniper. Above that, Ponderosa pine dominates the landscape.

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Aldo Leopold 1920 Report on the Prescott National Forest

Historic photo of Horsethief Lake taken in 1920

A historic report witten by Aldo Leopold in 1920 about the condition of the Prescott National Forest and its management.


Topographical Maps

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Spotlights

Prescribed Fire

After 100 years of actively suppressing fire in our forests, the clinical report is in. Our forests are unhealthy and the prescription for getting them back to a healthy state is -- fire.

Southwestern Region Stakeholders Report

Bald Eagle in Flight

Stories featuring Prescott National Forest include our innovative Recreation Strategy on page 7, and the Prescott Cross Boundary Vegetation Management Project on page 4.

 

 




2018 Basin Ops Drill: Interagency Preparation for Fighting Wildfires

On April 19-20, crews from multiple agencies trained near Cherry, AZ where they lit small practice fires and tested communications equipment.  

Verde River Guide (7,928 KB PDF)

Please plan ahead, be prepared, and practice Leave No Trace ethics to leave the Verde just as you find it for those who come after.



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