Arizona State Forestry

Our Vision 

An Arizona with safe people and communities, and a healthy, vibrant environment where natural resources are managed for multiple benefits.

Our Mission

To manage and reduce fire risk to protect Arizona's people, communities, and wildland areas to champion the health of Arizona's natural resources. The Department of Forestry and Fire Management provides services through strategic implementation of cooperative natural resources and fire assistance programs, development and support of statewide fire policies, and coordination of resources across all-lands and jurisdictions.

Our Purpose

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management 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.

Creating a defensible space

It's important to create that buffer zone between your home and a possible wildfire. Remove anything flammable from around your home, including propane tanks, bbq grills, even patio furniture. Trim back trees and any branches that may hang over onto the roof. Keep your lawns watered and mowed. Keep your gutters, porches, and decks clear of vegetation and debris.