Allegheny National Forest Proposes Salvage of Downed Trees

Contact(s): Kathy Mohney

The Marienville Ranger District of the Allegheny National Forest is proposing to salvage wind thrown and damaged trees on approximately 39 acres of National Forest System lands in the Warrants 2464, 2808, 2916 and 2995, Howe Township, Forest County, Pennsylvania. The trees were uprooted or damaged by a windstorm on May 1, 2017.  

The wind thrown and damaged trees are located in Management Areas 2.2 (Late Structural Linkages) and 3.0 (Even-aged Management). Salvage harvesting is a suitable use for both of these management areas. The purpose of this project is to recover the economic timber value that would otherwise be lost if the wind thrown or damaged trees are not salvaged. The scoping letter and map can be found on the ANF’s website:

Comments may be submitted by April 20, 2018, using any of these methods:

  • Mail: Robert T. Fallon, District Ranger, Marienville Ranger District, 131 Smokey Lane, Marienville, PA 16239
  • Fax: 814.927.2285
  • E-mail: Electronic comments must be submitted in plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), portable document format (.pdf), Word (.doc or .docx), or any other format supported by Microsoft Office applications. Please enter the project name (Watson Farm Windstorm Salvage project) on the subject line and include your name and physical mailing address with your comments.
  • Hand-delivered and verbal comments may be submitted at the Marienville Ranger District, 131 Smokey Lane, Marienville, PA  16239 or by calling (814) 927-5700 during normal business hours – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


All comments, including the names and addresses of commenters, will be considered part of the public record and will be available for public review.


For additional information about this project, please contact Kevin Treese at 814.927.5759 or