Welcome to the Southwestern Region

One Less Spark – One Less Wildfire Christmas Tree Permits Syphon Draw in the Superstition Wilderness - Tonto National Forest White Mountain Wilderness - Lincoln National Forest Truchas Peak in the Pecos Wilderness - Santa Fe National Forest Kanab Creek Wilderness - Kaibab National Forest Aspen tree, Carson National Forest A Rosy Fitch sitting on a tree branch, Sandia Crest, Cibola National Forest Tusayan Elk, Kaibab National Forest Early morning mist rising off of Quemado Lake, Gila National Forest

The Southwestern Region is 20.6 million acres. There are six national forests in Arizona, five national forests and a national grassland in New Mexico, and one national grassland each in Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle.The region ranges in elevation from 1,600 feet above sea level and an annual rain fall of 8 inches in Arizona's lower Sonoran Desert to 13,171-foot high Wheeler Peak and over 35 inches of precipitation a year in northern New Mexico.  map of forest locations »

Features

Kids Exploring Nature in Albuquerque’s Oldest Neighborhood

2018 Children

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. 


Every Kid In A Park

Every Kid in the Park logoEvery Kid in a Park 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.


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Spotlights

New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse

NM Meadow Jumping Mouse

Information on the listing of the New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse.  Summary and background information, links to projects and reference material.

Travel Management

[Photo] Rider on an ATV riding down a sand dune.

Information about off-highway vehicle use on national forests and grasslands.

 




Bark Beetle Outbreak

Information on bark beetle effects.

Discover the Forest

Logo for discover the forest

Click here to access the "Discover the Forest" twitter page where you'll find suggestions, tips, camping recipes and much more....


Highlights

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