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

 

Welcome to the Allegheny National Forest!

 

 

Established in 1923, Allegheny National Forest (ANF) is Pennsylvania’s only National Forest. Situated in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, the ANF is composed of plateau tops with elevations up to approximately 2,300 feet and valleys down to approximately 1,000 feet above sea level. The forest is approximately 517,000 acres and includes land in Elk, Forest, McKean and Warren counties in the northwestern corner of the state. The U.S. Forest Service brought new concepts in forest management to the Allegheny Plateau -- multiple benefits and sustainability. 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.

Features

Battle for the Bats!

Indiana Bat

Bats are so important to our ecosystem that we should appreciate them 365 days a year, they are vital to healthy ecosystems and human economies worldwide. Bats are dying off at an alarming rate. Bat populations have been decimated in recent years due to the white-nose syndrome. This has resulted in the recent listing of the northern long-eared bat (NLEB) as a threatened species and listing the Indiana bat as an endangered species.


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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Spotlights

Jakes Rocks is Open for Mountain Biking!

Opening Crowd at the Jakes Rocks Grand Opening

The first 10 miles of Jakes Rocks Mountain Bike Trail -- the forest’s first dedicated mountain bike trail -- is now open!

Please Don't Pick Ginseng on the Allegheny NF

American Ginsing

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

 




Plant a Tree Program

Plant a Tree

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

ANF Employees involved in American Chestnut Planting Project

ANF employees who planted chestnuts on the forest

ANF employees spent a couple of days in May 2016 to plant chestnuts on the forest.