Welcome to the Southwestern Region

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

Regional Closure and Motor Vehicle Orders

  • Fireworks, Explosives and Spark Prohibition
  • Regional Motor Vehicle Code

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.

Bark Beetle Outbreak

Information on bark beetle effects.

 




Travel Management

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

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


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