The Allegheny National Forest is located in the north western part of Pennsylvania.
Where is this Forest?


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.

Recent News


Bat Appreciation Day

April 17, 2015 was Bat Appreciation Day. But they're so important to our ecosystem, that we should appreciate them 365 days a year.

Do not bring firewood to ANF

Size of Emerald Ash Borer

Firewood from counties other than Elk, Forest, McKean and Warren is prohibited in ANF.

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ANF Employee Receives National Award

ANF employee Curt Bowley received the U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations Director’s Award as the 2014 Forest Protection Officer of the Year.

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.