Forest Service Accepting Public Comment on Supplemental Environmental Assessment of the South Branch Kinzua Creek Project

Contact(s): Debra-Ann Brabazon

MARIENVILLE, PA (November 30, 2020) — The USDA Forest Service is accepting public review and comment of the supplemental environmental assessment on the South Branch Kinzua Creek project on the Marienville Ranger District of the Allegheny National Forest.


This project located northwest of Kane in Wetmore and Hamlin Townships, McKean County, supplements the existing South Branch Kinzua Creek decision signed in 2008, adding shelterwood removal cuts and additional reforestation treatments for 11 stands.  The project was approved for shelterwood seed cuts and reforestation treatments in the original South Branch Kinzua Creek decision. The proposed reforestation treatments would ensure the timely removal of the stand overstories when adequate regeneration is established.


A legal notice was published in the Kane Republican on November 30, 2020, which starts the 30-day comment period. Please note this project is subject to the 36 C.F.R. part 218 pre-decisional objection process.


Comments on this supplemental environmental assessment may be submitted by:

  • Mail: Robert T. Fallon, District Ranger, Allegheny National Forest, Marienville Ranger District, 131 Smokey Lane, Marienville, PA 16239
  • Fax: 814.927.2285
  • Email: 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 (South Kinzua Creek SEA Project) on the subject line and include your name and physical mailing address with your comments.
  • Phone: weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. by calling the Marienville Ranger District at 814.927.5700.


Only those who submit specific written comments regarding the proposed project during the designated public comment period established by the responsible official are eligible to file an objection.


For more information and maps, please visit the Allegheny National Forest website at: