Welcome to Prescott National Forest.2018 Job Fair September 29 from 10:00 AM to 1: PM at the Prescott Fire CenterAutmumn leaves in reds, yellows and orangesWild turkeys at home on the Prescott National ForestClick image to play Prescott Circle Trail videoLittle girl and a duck at Granite Basin Lake

 

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

Fall Colors on the Prescott National Forest

Bright red virginia creeper vines cling to pnderosa pine and oaks

Where to look for fall colors on Prescott National Forest and when colors are likely to peak.

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.  



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