What We Do
The Arizona State Forestry Division provides resources for the prevention and suppression of wildland fire on State Trust Land and private property located outside incorporated communities. The agency provides services for fire prevention, urban and community forestry, forest stewardship, forest health, utilization and marketing, and has a wide variety of grants available. The Arizona Forest Resource Assessment, and the Arizona Forest Resource Strategy are documents that help guide the work of the Agency.
2015 Forest Health Conditions Report
The 2015 Forest Health Conditions Report is now available.
National Weather Service Releases El Niño Fact Sheet
The NATIONAL Weather Service predicts that strong El Niño conditions will exist through winter 2015-16 and that this will be one of the strongest recorded El Niño episodes since 1950.
Strong El Niño’s lead to the most predictable out-comes of increased rainfall in AZ and SoCal.
Odds clearly point towards a wetter than average winter - especially the latter part of the season.
National Wild Turkey Federation Awarded Biomass Enterprise Grant by Arizona State Forestry
In conjunction with National Bioenergy Day, Arizona State Forestry is happy to announce that the National Wild Turkey Federation has been awarded a Biomass Enterprise Grant. The grant will be used to produce an engineering feasibility analysis to add heat recovery capability to a wood biochar pryrolosis production unit in Safford, AZ.
Sycamore Lace Bug Identified on the North side of Tucson
Tucson, Arizona, September 15, 2015, a sycamore lace bug (Corythucha species) has been identified on the north side of Tucson infesting and discoloring leaves on planted sycamore trees
Fall Webworm Activity Reported in the Showlow and Linden Area
Show Low, Arizona, August 18, 2015— Fall webworm, a native insect has again been reported in several communities in eastern Arizona.
Sycamore Anthracnose Has Been Detected In Sunflower and the Oak Creek Canyon Area
Due mainly to the cool spring weather experienced this year, sycamore anthracnose, a foliage disease, has caused noticeable discoloration and defoliation of Arizona sycamores. Infected trees are very visible in the community of Sunflower in Gila County and Oak Creek Canyon in Coconino County.
Statement from Governor Doug Ducey
Remembering the Granite Mountain Hotshots
State Forester Announces Settlement Agreement for the Yarnell Hill Fire
Arizona State Forestry announced that it has reached agreement in a settlement of multiple claims and legal proceedings arising out of the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire that was fatal to 19 members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew.