The Allegheny National Forest is located in the north western part of Pennsylvania.
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Welcome to the Allegheny National Forest

The Forest Service brought new concepts in forest management to the Allegheny Plateau -- multiple benefits and sustainability. The Organic Act of 1897 introduced the National Forest mission: to improve the forest, provide favorable conditions for water flows, and furnish a continuous supply of wood to meet people's needs. On these lands, seedlings for tomorrow's forest are the focus of forest management activities. Watersheds are managed to ensure clear water for fisheries like trout and clean drinking water for all.

     Over time, various laws added other benefits like wilderness, heritage resources and grazing to the original ideas of watershed protection and continuous wood supply. The Multiple Use-Sustained Yield Act of 1960 recognized outdoor recreation and habitat for wildlife and fisheries.

     The motto "Land of Many Uses" captures the National Forest goal of a healthy, vigorous forest that provides wood products, watershed protection, a variety of wildlife habitats and recreational opportunities -- not only for us today, but in a sustainable way so future generations can enjoy these benefits, too.

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Features

Plant a Tree Program

The Plant a Tree Program is a great way to honor a loved one by purchasing trees for a national forest.


Please Don't Pick Ginsing on the Allegheny NF

Ginseng populations on the Allegheny National Forest are sparse.  As such, collection for both personal and commercial use is prohibited.


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Spotlights

Allegheny National Forest Launches Road Study

The Allegheny National Forest is launching a road analysis as part of completing Subpart A of the Travel Management Rule.