You likely know that bats are nocturnal, but there are a lot of other very cool things about bats . . .
Synonymous with a superhero signal in the sky and silhouettes hanging upside down in a darkened cave, bats inspire a long-standing fascination, and with good reason! Bats are vital to healthy ecosystems and human economies worldwide.
Forest Road 141 (Mudlick Road) will be temporarily closed for approximately 30 days starting September 3, 2013. This closure will only affect the Forest Service section of Mudlick Road
This MVUM shows the National Forest System roads, National Forest System trails, and the areas on National Forest System lands in the Allegheny National Forest that are designated for motor vehicle use pursuant to 36 CFR 212.51.
On April 9, 2009, the United States Forest Service, Allegheny Defense Project, Sierra Club and Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics filed a stipulation of dismissal of their pending lawsuit, along with a settlement agreement with the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The settlement resolves all matters related to the lawsuit that was filed in November 2008 and challenged the issuance of Notices to Proceed for development of reserved and outstanding oil and gas resources within the Allegheny NF without preparation of environmental analyses under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Recreation Facility Analysis is a process of national scope with local forest emphasis.
Firewood from counties other than Elk, Forest, McKean and Warren is prohibited in ANF.
Allegheny National Forest to Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
The revised Allegheny National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP, Forest Plan or revised Plan) was approved on February 2, 2007. This plan provides a 10 to 15 year strategy for management of forest resources. It was developed in accordance with the National Forest Management Act (NFMA – 16 U.S.C. 1604, et seq.) and the 1982 planning regulations (36 CFR 219). The Forest Plan was administratively appealed, with the result that the Chief of the Forest Service directed the Regional Forester for the Eastern Region to provide for public notice comment on the application of design criteria to reserved and outstanding oil and gas development, and changes in Section 2800 of the Forest Plan.